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  • Is my horse an Appy or POA
  • Poa registered with aphc

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    11-26-2012, 02:05 AM
Questions about a POA

I have been looking for a nice appaloosa gelding (with loud coloring) for the past few months and I found what I assumed was an appy gelding. The horse is well put together and seems to have the training I was looking for. He is a chstnut with a blanket and spots , and is 15hh. The lady who has him for sale says he is a registered POA but he is too big so he may be able to be registered as an this possible?? What are the main differences in appys and POA's (other than the size) ? I really love the appys personalities (or at least all the ones I have known) but I know nothing about POA's I thought they were appy colored ponies. The horse is a long distance away from me so if I bought this horse it would be based on photos and videos (and a pp exam of course) rather than me going and trying him out.
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    11-26-2012, 10:07 AM
Green Broke
I haven't heard of the two registries being interchangeable, hopefully someone w/more knowledge will chime in.I've had a POA & I've had an Appy. The only thing they had in common was a bit of stubborness.
    11-26-2012, 10:38 AM
No it's not possible other than to "lose" his POA papers and hardship him into the ApHC which in all honesty gains you nothing as he would be registered as a grade with the ApHC.

What are your plans for the horse you are getting?
    11-26-2012, 12:25 PM
Well I just want a good horse for trail riding and cattle sorting. I want a calm dependable horse that goes where I want it and doesnt rear, buck or bolt. I seem to have had the best luck with appys and that's why I am looking for one to take my old appys place when I retire him.
    11-26-2012, 01:01 PM
In all honesty there really isn't that much difference between the two besides POA horses are bred to be shorter. We have an "oversized" POA and she is no different attitude wise than any of the other appys I have been around all my life.
    11-27-2012, 03:47 PM
Originally Posted by ARTEMISBLOSSOM    
Well I just want a good horse for trail riding and cattle sorting. I want a calm dependable horse that goes where I want it and doesnt rear, buck or bolt. I seem to have had the best luck with appys and that's why I am looking for one to take my old appys place when I retire him.
If you do not plan to show him in Appaloosa shows then there is no reason for ApHC papers. The POA registration is proof of age and bloodlines - in my opinion the only thing papers are good for if a horse is not shown in breed shows. As for character - I don't think breed will determine the character enough to decide to buy. In my area Appaloosas have the reputation to be laid back and lazy, yet every Appaloosa I personally met was hot - not much proof for a breed disposition generalization, is there?
I just bought a 2year old Arabian-Paint, Paint side speed bred. I expected a half-lunatic based on his breeding but got a super smart horse with barely any flight in him.
Good luck horse shopping and I sure hope you find what you are looking for - any pictures of this huge POA you can share?
    11-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Green Broke
My registered Appy was a combination of Appy lines, a QH & an Arabian. He had tons of character & personality. We had our differences over the years, but did forge a strong bond in his later years.

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