Does anyone know why the appaloosa had such a coarse look for a while? Does anyone know the history of that?
I am a tried and true appaloosa person, having grown up with them.
Back in the day, I had a great appaloosa filly that I had just been riding for maybe a year, when I tried out for Rodeo queen on her. I got so much flack from the cowboys at all the rodeo's for riding a 'jughead'. I just smiled back at them and waved with one finger.
Well, one rodeo, one of the cowboy's that gave me the most crap, was helping behind the gates of the wild horse race. I was sitting there, on my 'jughead' and watching. His horse was going absolutely ballistic. Freaking out at everything! I looked at him and asked him who was on the jughead, and rode away. In fact, my horse was always the quiet one, never digging holes at the trailer, never spooking or kicking at others, yet always ready to 'turn on the sauce' when I needed her too.
I never got any crap about my horse after that. I love proving people wrong...
She never got mare-ish. She never spooked. She was a big, obvious, yet well put together mare. I miss her.