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post #11 of 113 Old 09-10-2010, 07:24 AM
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My appy mare has everything that most people find ugly in an appy (me included). But she is built like a tank and has rock hard feet, so I am willing to ignore the lack of tail, seriously mottled skin and her eye that scares small children. (Yes, summer camp kid at the barn she was at for training said her eyes are scary.)


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Now, as a 4yo


(Yes, I know her halter is down her nose too far. I did not tack her up.)
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post #12 of 113 Old 09-10-2010, 12:34 PM
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OMG! She is adorable. How could anyone find her eye scary, it's like a teddy bear eye, you know the glass kind? That is one nice lil' horse. I like her looks from top to bottom and I bet she can ride most tall thbds into the ground on a long hard ride. She is sooo a keeper.!
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Well atleast both her eyes are walled lmao My gelding (in posted pics) had one normal eye & one wall-eye. He looked ******ed!

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I have a secret love of appaloosas. I have met some really stellar ones, but I have also met some with an attitude problem that I have heard can often be a problem with the breed. I would love a black appaloosa with just a few spots on it's butt.

Here's an Appy mare that I helped rehome, Lilly.







I really liked her color the way it was (but I think she would have fully roaned out eventually), and she didn't have the typical pinkish skin around the nose and eyes. Sadly she needed a lot of professional work or I would have kept her for myself, she would have made a really cute hunter.

And then a couple that I like:

I like this guys pattern: CR - THE SECRET PARDON

And I like these two patterns:
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(I know, not an appy)
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I haven't looked at the links yet but the lil' lady you helped rehome is adorable. Very nice conformation, great chest/shoulder and good neck tie in to the back, which is sturdy and short enough (many appys have long backs, like my Mac) A horse like that can go and go and go. I haven't met the Appy attitude. Attitude is not a crime. Behavior is the issue. I don't mind if my horse has a contrary opinion and wants to tell me about it, but he can't go home anyway, or bite me or run away. He can complain about it, but no act on those feelings.
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Yeah, I liked how she was put together too, she was around 15 hands, but wide so she took up a lot of leg. She is endurance bred from what I understand (I don't know much about Appy pedigrees), here's her pedigree: Mms Irish Lace Appaloosa

She could round up like a dream and really move out so she could probably have done dressage too.

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here is my 6 month old appy x QH colt

The first picture show's his normal color when he isn't wet. Lol it was his first time getting his sheath cleaned. He gets dirty too fast. It's already time for another cleaning. The rest are his confo pictures sparta doesn't have anything apploose related! I really wish he at least had the appy color or build lol and I promise in that one picture. He isn't that bum high! He is standing in a little hole snowflake dug pawing for her food.

The other horse is his mother, snowflake. She's fully appy.
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I don't own one and have never ridden one but in the 70's, my Dad was the head trainer at a Appy show farm. He had some of the best stock to choose from. He did most of the training and some of the showing on these horses.

American Quest:




Buster Who (only did training, one of the owners daughters always showed him):


Devilweed:


Mighty Dialette (sp?):


Tumbleweed Devil (Devilweed's sire):




Winforme (she was actually in foal to American Quest when she died of colic):


Mi Velvet Touch (that's my Mom in the pic LOL):

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Ahhhh! You guys all posted "pretty" appys....now im going to screw it all up with freckles!

Freckles was a rescue horse who came in. She was one of the worst we'd ever seen. Not sure how she ever got in that condition as she got fat on AIR. She was a quirky girl with lots of character. Loved to go and we often speculated that she was probably a gamer in her old life. Never lame and always ready to ride. Too bad she was so ugly! Her new owner thinks she is the most beautiful horse in the world...Im not sure which horse she was looking at!

Terrible sunburn. Not too long after she came.
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In the winter...where she didn't look so horrifying!
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maybe it's just me but I think freckles is gorgeous!! Lol gimme gimme! I'll take her off your hands ;)


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