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    09-24-2009, 04:22 PM
As far as dominance it must vary by the individual-- in my "little herd" of seven mares, all but one of the Appaloosas were ruled by a younger TB mare-- and the "head" bossy Appaloosa mare was a 16 year old broodmare who had been there done that-- and interestingly, was solid and had a QH dam, so not a "deep" Appaloosa pedigree. My 2 year old Appaloosa filly would fall right in line behind the TB and try to be a boss, but her dam had been a boss as well (and was 16.2 hands and no one messed with her) so it seems natural that the daughter would learn dominant behavior.... however the 1/2 sister (same big 16.2 dam) who is also huge, and has even more app x app breeding, is very submissive and is right near the bottom of the pile... so dominance in my herd doesn't depend on "appaloosa-ness" nor does it even always run in families I guess.
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    09-24-2009, 05:58 PM
Laura, is it true that Appys tend to have harder hooves? I've always admired Appaloosas.
    10-02-2009, 10:52 PM
I also heard that appy's don't like rocky roads, but I just read above that they have hard hooves. So do they tend to have tender feet??
    10-02-2009, 11:07 PM
Congratulations on your Palouse Horse!!! =D

Appaloosas are prone to moonblindness more than other breeds. They do have hardy feet. But some of them, like my friend's Leopard Appy, she always stumbles and stuff on like gravel roads. Even if it is a dirt road, she thinks it is painful and still tries to ride on the grass.

But both of my Appy's aren't phased by rocky/gravel terrain at all. I guess it depends on the bloodlines, or the Appy in general.

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