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post #161 of 261 Old 05-20-2009, 11:21 PM
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>>>>>I like heavily TB bred appies (like 3/4 TB), Though at that point they aren't really appies anymore.


Sure they are -- Appaloosas bred heavy on the TB are still Appaloosas.... they are just not "foundation bred" Appaloosas.

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post #162 of 261 Old 05-22-2009, 10:51 AM
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I love Appaloosas! I think they are beautiful! Take a look at this beauty PRATT SULLY FIRE, DREA FOUNDATION APPALOOSA
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post #163 of 261 Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 PM
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I have had two Appaloosa geldings, including the one I have now. They're gorgeous creatures. I used to think that stubbornness was a distinctly Appy trait, but as a trainer put it, "Appaloosas smell like all the other horses." Now I see my Appy boy as a blessing. While he is stubborn at times, it's because he's SMART. It deserves to be in all capital letters: SMART. He knows exactly what he can get away with and when he get away with it. That being said, I still trust him with my life. He has never tried to hurt me or been snarky once I established the herd dominance mentality, but that intelligence could be seen as stubbornness to those who aren't willing to work their way into an Appy's heart :)
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post #164 of 261 Old 03-13-2013, 10:33 PM
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I think there are some Appys that are ugly. I think that there's maybe quite a few that are. But, ask me if I care? Fresians are "pretty", but I'd take an Appy any day over a Fresian. I want to ride it, not look at it.
(Sorry Fresian folks)

I want a horse that will get me where I'm going. That's an App for ya!
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post #165 of 261 Old 03-13-2013, 10:44 PM
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Appaloosas are my favorite horses!!! I have never had one that hasn't been rough on my bottom, but love me some leopard Apps!!!
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post #166 of 261 Old 03-13-2013, 11:08 PM
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I am generally not a fan of Appys, however my coach has 2 absolute rippers. Granted they aren't purebred, the chestnut is 3/4 QH, and the pally is 1/2 Australian Stock Horse, but both are really nice types.



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post #167 of 261 Old 03-14-2013, 12:13 AM
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I like appys!! My neighbor's granddaughter has one, he's a bit stubborn and not very affectionate but he's still a nice horse.

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post #168 of 261 Old 03-14-2013, 12:21 AM
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Oich! It's an Undead Thread!

I don't have anything against Appys, but I'm not keen on blue eyes with pink lids on any horse. In fact I'm not a fan of pink skin in general - too many problems especially here in Australia where the UV is so high in summer.

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post #169 of 261 Old 03-14-2013, 02:36 PM
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I've owned a few over the years. My first one was the best. He would be considered a foundation App. Tucker was a bay roan, with white blanket over the hips with big black spots. He had sparse mane and short gray tail. It wasn't sparse, but it never got past his hocks. That horse would do anything I asked of him, and with me being 16, there wasn't too much we didn't go through, over or under. He was also a shuffler. We would have to start out toward the back of a trail ride because we always ended up at the front before it was half over. Smoothest ride you've ever been on.

I will be horse shopping within the year and what I wouldn't give to find another like that.

I've also had a couple nutcases. I don't think its the breed/color that does it, just the horse itself. Not all people are sane, same goes with horses.
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post #170 of 261 Old 03-14-2013, 03:41 PM
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I like appys, but I think a lot of them are ugly, I use to ride an appy, but he died about 4 years ago. If I had to choose between an appaloosa and arabian, I would definitely choose the appy, because I don't like arabs, even though I think arabians are pretty.
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