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    11-03-2010, 09:39 PM
I have to say, I am a huge fan of the breed. I've had the pleasure of working with some awesome appaloosas, but it's like any other breed. There are bad ones, too. I've seen ugly apps and I've seen badly behaved apps. I had a horse called Mananas Kat that was the best gamer I've ever ridden. If you didn't look at his head or his legs, he was gorgeous. But he had a long, skinny head with a Roman nose. He also had more heart than any horse I've ever ridden. And several of the farmers around here bought appaloosas as work horses because they liked what they saw when we worked together.

I've had limited experience with other breeds, but some of the QHs I've ridden I absolutely hated. Does that mean I think all QHs are worthless? No.
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    11-03-2010, 09:54 PM
>>>> I'm not a fan of the look of appaloosas and, as a hunter, I would never actively seek one out to buy

What about the "look" of Appaloosas do you not like? Their color? Or something else? And would it depend on the Appaloosa? For example, besides their color, are there things you dislike about the look of these 16-17 hand young English-style Appaloosas that you can pinpoint?

    11-03-2010, 10:12 PM
I think some apps have bad personalities and bad looks like every breed does.

You have some arab, QH,tb...etc... have bad looks and attitudes.

I never liked appys but I got one and he has the best personality he's like a dog.
Sometimes he can be crabby to.
    11-03-2010, 11:08 PM
@tduke, LOL, that sounds like me. I usually have a great personality, but man, I can be crabby too.
    11-04-2010, 10:05 AM
My first horse after a 20 year break was an Appy, at first I didn't care for the breed, but the price was right and she was everything else I was looking for in a horse. She was solid in color, but I didn't care, she was such a great docile horse I gave her to my then 11 year old daughter. I then purchased a grade quarter horse, nice personality, but was continuously lame, so I seeked out another appy. She was unbroke, I had to earn her trust, and we conquered may trail miles together, she took great care of me. She gave me a beautiful Pali Appy that will be my forever horse, she is the sweetest girl I have met. I will say that throughout my adult years as a horse owner Appies have been the sweetest puppy like, stubborn of course, but the smartest horses I have seen out there and I will always have an Appy in my life. :)
    11-23-2010, 01:57 PM
I currently own two: They are by far my favorite, if you can put up with the stuborness<They are very-very clever and have personalities set aside from anyother:)
    11-23-2010, 05:37 PM
I love appys tory a horse I ride I wsih I owned, touched me like no one ever has and she's an appy! Theyre QHs with spots!!
    11-23-2010, 07:34 PM
I've never had any particularly good experiences with Appaloosas. All of the ones I have worked have been pretty vile in the personality department. I, also, am not fond of the majority of their patterns, though I do like full leopard coloring.

Eh, just not my preference.
    11-23-2010, 10:54 PM
Appy's are beautiful. I plan on owning one in the future. I might own a QH Appy. I like the blanket back ones, but the Leopard ones are pretty too.
    11-26-2010, 12:07 PM
There is a wide variety of horses. Some are good tempered and listen well and some are bad tempered and don't listen well. Appy's are just like every other horse in the world. The only difference I see is the unique coat designs that they have.

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