Of course he is! You know if he ever comes available... Or if there's one you know of feel free to contact me!
Oh, I would LOVE LOVE to take you up on that offer, WHAT AN HONOR! Thank you!
I'm coming up with my daughters BFF and her mother though and would never impose. Taking the girls to Dixie Stampede, it's a surprise! No major coasters for us, kiddie rides only! This is a cheap quick trip for us, normally DH & I stay at Big Cedar (Oh I would insist on you guys meeting us for brunch there if it were the weekend!) or we stay at the Hilton at the Landing. Yes, tourist trap, but for this country girl to get to walk to dinner... Oh my, that's livin it up! LOL!
I'll PM you, would love to meet (especially Mrs. Face that puts up with you!).
This one goes out to all those who say Appys aren't attractive. Personally, they are my favorites and this lovely boy was my first horse. He was so patient, he taught me everything, and he had a lot of moxie. Not to mention that he is adorable.
I've always loved Appaloosas. My second pony was a little POA (as a kid, I thought any horse with the trademark spots was an Appy ) who had the spiky mane, mottled skin, and small, pink "pig eyes." She was a little crazy and hard to handle but our best guess is that she was abused at some point. I was one of the only people who could ever catch her. She was fine under saddle though!
She had a colt who was born solid brown and varnished out and had the pig eyes as well. He got a fairly full mane and tail, from his QH pony sire. He was sweet as could be, a big puppy, and quite the opposite from his dam.
The Appy mare I adopted last year, in the pictures below, is a "different" kind of Appy, I think. She has the tiniest ears and a slight dish to her face, it seems?, so I don't think she's purebred and I really don't care if she is or not. I'd like to know what kind of mix she might be, though... I've heard she might have Arabian, which could be where the high stockings/lots of face white come from? Sorry guys, I am not very good with horse genetics. She has the puppy personality too and is extremely smart. Her mane and tail aren't the fullest and don't grow quickly, but they're not sparse (although half of her mane wants to fall on one side and half on the other!). Her forelock doesn't grow much and the hair naturally parts in the middle no matter what I do to it, but it's cute (you can see it in the second picture). I don't think her eyes look "piggish" but they are outlined in black so maybe it just doesn't show up as much. I think she's one of the prettiest Appys I've seen--but I might be a little biased.
My farrier says he doesn't like Appaloosas because they have a certain "smell" to them! Has anyone ever heard that before?
Koolio, I love your guy and all the other Appys that were pictured in this thread. I think Appys are quite beautiful and unique looking. There are 2 Appys at the barn where I board and neither may be the most handsomest of fellows but, they have a real sweetness about them. And, I really like them for that. All horses have their own special qualities and it just takes that one special owner out there to see it too.
I personally think Appaloosas are just awesome. Some might not be the prettiest, but I love horses with a bit of an "apptitude"!
Also, all of the ones I've seen have been pretty stellar jumpers. The nearing-50 year old appy at my farm apparently used to kick butt at all of the local shows. In fact, I believe the only horse George Morris owns is an ancient appy?