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    03-08-2009, 05:02 AM
I don't really find appy's nice too looks at really (at least not the ones I have had) but I find them to be a very smart, sure footed breed, I have owned my fare share of appys and have riden a few for others and none I them I would consider stupied. I would call a stupied horse one you pay $1000 for training and the trainer send its back to you saying the horse is untrainable. God that horse was a stupied horse, never bucked or anything she just just plaine stupied and some horses are like that. And she was a QH.
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    03-08-2009, 05:24 AM
Apaloosa's are awesome. I love them. Paints are just as nice. People who don't like appy's are weird... :)
    03-08-2009, 03:35 PM
I love appy's. I am the new proud mama of a 9-month-old registered appy. :) No spots, though. He's all black, with 3 white socks, star and snip. He doesn't look appy, actually. He's pretty furry right now, so there might be some color under there somewhere when he sheds out.

I just love him!
    03-08-2009, 04:45 PM
Originally Posted by Rebelappy    
appys do tent to have an attidude it just takes the right person to take the attidude I have two of them and I know for a fact that they are one person type horse I know my old horse will give a hundred and ten percent and I love him for that todays appys tent to be more qh or tbs with pattern really to find a true appy is getting harder and I have seen some appys with beautiful manes tails but for the most I think alot people just have a hard time with a horse with so much charactor aqnd personality and I absoultely lvoe thier eyes cause they are more expresive like a humans eyes but there again everyone has their opinions on diffrent breeds and that's what makes the horse world go round but that is just my opinion
Ya see, I like horses that love all people. I really love my morgan, and he is an all people horse. It's just that they have to be experienced to ride him. I think Appys arent a very willing horse(that my opinion).
    03-17-2009, 04:43 PM
Thanks for all of the comments on Blue. He really is so sweet. The funniest thing about him is when he is getting trimmed, he will bury his head under my arm as to say, "Just do it, I can't watch." LOL

He has came along way. I love him. Esp the two black spots on the back of his knees. Kind of looks like eyes.

Appy on people.
    03-17-2009, 09:40 PM
Ugly to some people is pretty to others. It's all in what you prefer.
Me-- I'll take the gorgeous lusitano with the long flowing mane OR the QH ranch cross that's downhill and cow-hocked.
    03-20-2009, 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by barrelracingchik101    
yeah I just don't get y people say that about appaloosas. I realy don't like any horse other that appys I have owned horses other than appys any thay just don't have to same attiude as appaoosas I have a crazy obsession with them. To me I wuld never want a horse other than an appaloosa =) here is a photo of my baby somkey.

And here is a video of my and him pole bending
YouTube - smokey barrel racing
Barrelracing, Somkey is absolutely gorgeous especially with that white blanket.
    03-21-2009, 10:04 PM
I've heard a lot of people say Appys are just mean-tempered.
Some leopard Appys can be kind of ugly, I guess. The eyes. O.o

I've worked with several Appaloosas and they've all been really nice. They were no different than QH's or any other stock breed. I don't get why people don't like them. Arabians are another story, though. I know why lots of people don't like those.
    03-21-2009, 10:12 PM
Theres a myth that they're crazy horses that can never truely be tamed . . . Kinda like the myth about paints and pintos
    03-22-2009, 05:55 PM
I am the PROUD owner of 3 beautiful Appaloosas. I think they are awesome and so unique! Appaloosas are the only breed I would buy, I love them so much! I don't find them stubborn at all, once you explain something to them so they can understand it they are very willing to do whatever you ask! I have done all of the training of my now 10 yr old, and we make an awesome team!
I get ALOT of people making negative comments about my Appys but I love them and will continue to own and ride them for as long as I have horses!

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