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    10-31-2010, 01:42 AM
It has to do with the cancer. I'm not really sure why.
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    10-31-2010, 01:45 AM
I was just joking about Gus getting rid of the grey horse. While most grey horses will have cancer most of them never show symptoms and live healthy lives.
    10-31-2010, 01:47 AM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
I was just joking about Gus getting rid of the grey horse. While most grey horses will have cancer most of them never show symptoms and live healthy lives.
Oh, Okay Sorry I didn't catch that.
    11-01-2010, 12:50 AM
I think appies are a lot like mules. They are very smart, and clever in a way that makes people think they are dumb. Often because the horse has outsmarted the person.
You also "get" them or you don't. I love appies. As for the manes tails, and heads, it seems to be more so the foundation appies that have the sparse hair, and jug heads, but that is the breed itself. Appies were not ment to be spotted Qh's.
I own several appies, and they are very versatile.
    11-01-2010, 01:32 AM
Yeah, I tend to enjoy mane and tails on horses...tehehehe...although alot of the ones I've encountered have really good stamina, compared to other 'stock horse' type breeds. The appy I had last year could do figure eights and serpentines at a canter forever before having a desire to slow down (he was an ex gamer, and I was retraining him to be a trail/all around horse). But then, they were originally bred for hardiness and stamina...the spots were more of a 'bonus'!
    11-02-2010, 12:07 AM
My Appy

I just bought an Appy mare, was told she was a Blue Roan Snowflake ?

Can't wait to see what kind of coat changes take place through the seasons, I hear Appys change a lot. She is the first Appy I have had.
    11-02-2010, 01:00 AM
She is a bay varnish.

She has the bay base color, and the varnish gene. She will get whiter every year.
    11-02-2010, 01:27 AM
We had a app one time. We called him "terminator" enough said.
    11-02-2010, 01:46 AM
I'm not a fan of the look of appaloosas and, as a hunter, I would never actively seek one out to buy, but I have had some great experiences with them.

My first show pony was an appaloosa and one of the ugliest ones I've ever seen: short neck, visible sclera, blue roaned, spotty thing, with no tail and a mohawk. He was a nasty little thing too, pinned his ears back whenever anyone walked near his stall and he needed a muzzle, but he was the best pony I've ever ridden! Smart, responsive, and honest. He could turn on a dime and had great form over jumps.

I would never write them off as a breed, all the ones I've known have been quirky, but wonderful and super intelligent.
    11-03-2010, 10:02 PM
>>> She is a bay varnish.

Not necessarily. The LP gene can do interesting "fade-y" things to base color as a horse matures. Some genetically tested black base colored Appaloosas look VERY "un" black.

From the photos, I would not rule out black-- making her a blue roan. Or possibly brown.... but I personally don't see bay tones at all.

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