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    04-24-2009, 08:46 PM
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    04-26-2009, 09:49 PM
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www.FoundationApp.org - FAHR Home Page here is a link to the Foundation Appaloosa registry. The group that are trying to save the true appy.
    04-26-2009, 10:04 PM
My friend doesn't like some appy's because she thinks that a lot of them are ugly. Not ALL but some. Other people say it's just awkward how it looks like there's a blanket covered with holes over the horses butt. *shrugs* One of the cutest horses I've ever seen was an Appy.
    05-04-2009, 02:57 PM
I'm not a fan per say of the Appaloosa horse, however I certainly don't hate them. It's all on how they're bred in my opinion. A lot of people don't like how roaning looks on a horses coat which drives them away. Pinking around the eyes and molting turns a lot of people off as well. I've only ever ridden one Appaloosa in my life and his body type resembled a well bred bulky Quarter Horse. I had a horrific accident on him but it's not what detered me from the breed.....

I guess what i'm trying to say is that everyone has their things and breeds that they do and do not like. It's just the way the world goes around
    05-12-2009, 11:30 AM
My personality does not click with appy's. I am not sure why this is but I think just like dogs or any type of animal, different people click with different breeds. I love my arabians and I am sure that all of you have either heard or called them flighty, hot or airheads but just like appy's this is not true for all Arabs. My 11 year old Russian arabian is more calm and versitile then almost every horse in my area. Don't let what people say bring you down. If you love them, then ingnore the other people talking stupid.
    05-14-2009, 03:05 PM
Yeah, I sort of agree with some of the things said before. I've never been a big fan of appy's, because I have mostly been familiar with foundation appy's, which traditionally have no tail and are ugly (sorry, guys.). Also, I am NOT a fan of leopard appys. But when I found Thurston I thought he was beautiful. He's a very refined appy (although less so right now, due to the swelling and cuts), and is bred from NICE, show horses! His daddy has won TONS of times at the World Appy show.
    05-14-2009, 10:36 PM
Thurston looks like a lovely guy! I have seen his sire at the ApHC World-- nice performer,and good to see that he is starting to prove himself as a sire as well. Of course your Thurston's maternal grandfather was a highy successful show horse and now an outstanding sire as well-- great combination of bloodlines for an English/all around, IMO. Congrats on him!
    05-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Some people just flat don't like Appys. For years that was my choice of horse, but I ended up going through several other breeds before I got my Appy. Would not trade him for the world! I like the spotted and blanketed Appys - what's the point of having an Appy if there are nor spots (just my opinion). The demeanor is great - cool headed, not too exciteable, very versatile, generally patient, good attitude, and once the bond is built, trusting.
    05-20-2009, 10:18 PM
I don't like them because I'm just not a huge fan of stock horses. I love knabstruppers though (I like this guy quite a bit: American Knabstrupper Association - Helios of Independence)

I like heavily TB bred appies (like 3/4 TB), Though at that point they aren't really appies anymore.
    05-20-2009, 11:10 PM
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The only thing that puts me off an Appaloosas sometimes is the coloring. I'm just not a huge fan of most Appy color. However, I think they're an amazing horse and I would never pas an opportunity to own one if it had everything I was looking for.

Actually, it's funny, because the place where I bought Jynx breeds happy, and she has one of the most gorgeous Appy studs I've ever seen, as well as an absouletly breathing broodmare.

I'm a HUGE sucker for Appy's with blankets though. They're so adorable, and I love the big spots. I just dislike the really odd and mixed color ones sometimes.

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