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post #1 of 261 Old 02-05-2008, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Why do a lot of people hate Appaloosas? Curious...

I don't understand why these terms are so commonly used when talking about Appys:

"small or pink eyes"

"weird patterns"

"plain ugly"

I take a lot of interest in Appaloosas. Almost EVERY horse I have the oppurtunity to have was an Appy. I see nothing ugly about them. Like Blu for example, people say he looks like an alien. :(

I see nothing wrong with horses with patterns. Also, Appys do not have small eyes. They just show the whites like humans do.

Sure people say paints and pintos are beautiful but some have pink eyes too....




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post #2 of 261 Old 02-05-2008, 11:11 PM
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I've also heard that a lot, too.
Also, Crappaloosas is another word.
I don't know why..I like most of them.
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With any horse, Appaloosas can have strange patterns, but so can paints and just about any other colored breed.

I think the Appaloosa is a beautiful breed as well as very versatile in just about any discipline. They are also quite relaxed as a breed and tend to be on cooler side of the temperament scale.

As with every breed there are Ugly horses or undesirable patterns and colors. People who bash a breed because they saw one bad horse is ignorant.
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I really appreciate your replies. I agree with most that was said. lol. *frustrated* :)

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post #5 of 261 Old 02-06-2008, 12:10 AM
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I've heard they are "Bull headed" "stupid" "hard to get along with" "Scrub tails" "argumentative" blah blah blah, that kind of crap.

To me, there is nothing prettier than a blanket app. I would try one. I've never had one, but I'd try one.
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post #6 of 261 Old 02-06-2008, 12:29 AM
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I think you guys covered alot of it.

but you also have to think, different people dislike different breeds. Someone could dislike andalusians, and then like donkey or mules. Or someone could dislike... Arabs. Or Quarter Horses. Or any breed without having a particular reason.

I've never met anyone that dislikes appys though. I think they're wonderful.
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i like appys but i find them less attractive than other horses but only in the head. i dont care about the eyes but they do have large heads and sticky up manes and stuff :) however, i see the beauty in all horses and even though i find some things unattractive about them, i think they are beautiful as well

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Many people are stuck on the old fashioned Appy. Those are ugly for the most part, conformationally. Fortunately nowadays there are other breeds being bred into the appaloosa which is refining the look (or am I wrong?). That's just from what I've read. I've ridden plenty of Appys and loved them, but know little about the breeding side.
When I shop for a horse for my fiancee I would definitely look at a Paint, QH, or Appy for their level-headed-ness-ish-y.
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Many people are stuck on the old fashioned Appy. Those are ugly for the most part, conformationally. Fortunately nowadays there are other breeds being bred into the appaloosa which is refining the look (or am I wrong?). That's just from what I've read. I've ridden plenty of Appys and loved them, but know little about the breeding side.
When I shop for a horse for my fiancee I would definitely look at a Paint, qh, or Appy for their level-headed-ness-ish-y.
hehehe a new word for the day
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Appys are distinct. If you took away all the coloration, you'd still have that "blunt" look. It is like they are qhs with "attitude". A lot of the Appys for sale ads I've seen, the horses all seem to have this....sneer look on thier face. "Yep. This is me." Hah, those punks. I could so see them with a multicolored mohawks, and a leather jacket. I like them. I don't like Leopard apps though. Too busy....
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