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post #1 of 30 Old 01-24-2012, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Appy lovers; why do you love the breed?

Well for one thing they have to be one of my favorite breeds. I always live riding something different because almost every show I've been to all you see is bays, chestnuts, etc. I love riding horses that are so uniquely colored and draw attention.

Secondly, they are so strong willed (aside from the stubbornness of course!) one of the best horses I've ridden was an App mare.

Share your expierences and why you love the breed! :)
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post #2 of 30 Old 01-24-2012, 05:35 PM
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I've met a few Appaloosas. {They} were quirky (which I really love) they could be sweet as pie and then just a challenge in the blink of an eye. They're unique and stunning. I love the striped hooves (my horse has one.) I like the reverse appy markings, especially the ear tips! They were built well and weren't too tall or too small.

The one I rode was very smooth and had a lot of pep.

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post #3 of 30 Old 01-24-2012, 06:47 PM
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I've grown up with Appys all my life- my aunt and uncle breed them. They are such sweethearts, with so much personality. And of course, they have such unique colouring!
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post #4 of 30 Old 01-24-2012, 06:50 PM
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I love appys. Because there differnt. You really can never find 2 that are alike. I love there personalities. I learned to ride on my aunts appy and now I own my own. I wouldnt give him up for anything. I love the appy muzzel all those little spots. I know a few people say they don't like them and I say you must admite there very differnt lol

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Versatility, hardiness, and personality, although the personality can get under some people's skin when their appytude surfaces. Personally, I like appytude...if I wanted to ride a machine I would go to an amusement park...
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post #6 of 30 Old 01-24-2012, 09:04 PM
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I love Appys because the stand out in a crowd.! When I take one to a show they always notice the appy first.! They have amazing personalitys.! They all have a funny character. Always doing something to make you laugh. And are gentle.! I just love the appaloosas.!

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post #7 of 30 Old 01-24-2012, 09:53 PM
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SPOTS! And they are also hardy like said before.
My appy mare is like riding a bull dozer on the trails lol,
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post #8 of 30 Old 01-25-2012, 12:13 AM
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I have always thought of Appys as the "guerilla war horse" ; bred to be thinkers who take care of their riders. The ones that still have the single foot gait are even better. I fell in love with the breed after a couple years riding a half Appy named Sun. He was the smoothest ride and when we were on bushy trail, I knew I could point him at a steep hill, drop the reins and he would always find us the best way up. I am not sure where Appys got a bad rap for attitude from some. My old neighbour had a herd of 30 odd head and all were good sound working horses.
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I only love the breed because of the Appy that will always have a special place in my heart, Jay Bug :)


and because most are so fugly they are cute :)
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post #10 of 30 Old 01-25-2012, 12:43 AM
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[QUOTE=sierrams1123;1324879]I only love the breed because of the Appy that will always have a special place in my heart, Jay Bug :)


and because most are so fugly they are cute :)[/QUOTE

Awww! Jay Bug is cute and has great big butt- another reason why I like Appys!
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