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post #231 of 261 Old 04-27-2013, 03:50 AM
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it all depends i had one that was ugly when we went and got her 3 inches of fur with ringlets but once clipped turned out to be quite pretty and i have had a loud appy that everyone ended up loving use to get call a dalmatian
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post #232 of 261 Old 04-27-2013, 11:10 PM
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Along with showing that QHs can have white scleras (the palomino), this also is my little tribute to my farm's mid-forties appy. Mohican had to be put down earlier this week after a quick and serious bout of colic. RIP old man, you were one of the greatest. You were an amazing jumper, the perfect babysitter, and when we opened the field you'd just trot to the barn on your own. We all love you and miss you Mo.
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post #233 of 261 Old 04-30-2013, 08:44 PM
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I have a 14 year old Appy gelding who is amazing. I have only had him for six months. Had his teeth checked out by vet the other day; turns out the poor fellow had a terrible, splintered and rotten back tooth! He'd probably had the thing for two or three years the vet said. Took her an hour and a half to pull it.

Basically that horse is a SAINT. I've been riding him and taking lessons on him and he never showed a sign that his mouth was hurting. First lesson after he healed up? Riding smooth as silk, supple, on the bit and both directions! I love me some Appys!
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post #234 of 261 Old 05-01-2013, 01:56 AM
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<-- Is actually not a big Appy fan. This is because I've yet to find one I actually like. Do I think they're all like that? No. Would I hesitate to try one? No. I rode some mean, stubborn, block headed Appies back when I was little. It seemed like every Appy I came across had a streak for being nasty. Although I really shouldn't judge owning an Arabian who's the complete opposite of their sterotype! Haha. I'm sure there's some Appy owners who wouldn't touch my Arab with a ten foot pole ;) I think it's just easy to make a judgement when you always see the worst in a breed. Like high strung freaky Arabs.

There are some VERY good looking Appy's out there. My biased opinion has nothing to do with looks. There's also some ugly ones - but hey there's ugly QHs & Arabians too.
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post #235 of 261 Old 05-01-2013, 11:33 AM
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This is my first Appy and I love him!! I have heard all the whoopla about Appy's in the past.
--They are HOT, STUBBORN and Mean--
I have to sayyyyyyyy~ I dont think so people!
This guy here is SMART and very eager to learn..He is SOFT..And very CALM..
I never thought in a million years either that I would own a white horse either...I think he is beautiful
He does not have the markings as most Appy's but when he is wet you can see the spot shades on his rump. (he is registered)
No small eyes or thin tail....Everyone I know that see's him always is astonished at his size.
So I have to say in this thread "I LOVE Appy's!"
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post #236 of 261 Old 05-21-2013, 03:29 PM
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Thought I'd bump this thread up so everyone can continue showing off their gorgeous Apps!

Dice is just about the smartest horse I've ever had the honor to work with/own. I know I've already shared pics before but I got some new ones that are pretty good =P

" I'll be up up and away, up up and away" His fave thing to do in the field. They're always pretty balanced too.

Lovin' my future barrel star!

I had him balance a bucket on his head and "smile" at the same time. He puts up with so much haha most tolerant 4yr old ever!

"Hey mom! I know how much you love Arabs, look I'm an Arabian!" (Complete with snorting haha. He does this frequently. I swear he's a registered App haha but sometimes he'll just prance around the field with tail straight up, curled neck, and snorting)

His first bareback ride on the one year anniversary of his first ride! Proud mama? I think so.

I have to say(not sure if I said it in my other post here) I wasn't really ever a fan of Appaloosas before I got him. No particular reason (okay except maybe the "rat tail" assumption). I had always heard the stereotype that they are stubborn as a mule so when looking for a prospect an Appy was no where near on my list of breeds. Now that I have one I know he's not stubborn, just overly smart. He tries so hard to please and is visibly upset when he knows he's not doing something right. He LOVES praise absolutely thrives on it. He tries so hard to please and do well because he knows he'll get scratches (and the occasional Powerade haha)

He's also an extremely sensitive soul. I unfortunately found that out this passed weekend when I allowed someone to "try something" on him. Bad bad BAD move on my part. It lasted all of three minutes and I was holding back tears. Word of wisdom, no matter how much you think you trust someone be careful when you let them on the horse you trained, especially when they don't listen to you.

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post #237 of 261 Old 05-21-2013, 03:46 PM
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Yes they put up with a lot of goofing around, but they are also pretty goofy. I love my app. A second one is coming home soon!
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post #238 of 261 Old 05-21-2013, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by xxdanioo View Post
Yes they put up with a lot of goofing around, but they are also pretty goofy. I love my app. A second one is coming home soon!

Haha yeah they are! So much character!
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post #239 of 261 Old 05-21-2013, 04:28 PM
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People love appaloosas its the arabians they cant stand

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post #240 of 261 Old 05-22-2013, 04:27 AM
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I am a huge fan of appaloosas. I had 2 half brothers for 24+ years from the time they were weanlings until they passed away and they were great horses. After old age claimed them I bought several different horses an arab, a quarter horse, a morgan and a paint. I was not happy with any of them, then I bought another app and fell in love all over again. To me pretty is as pretty does and nothing is prettier than my app. He is sweet, smart and super funny. Yes he has a strong personality and not all of it is great but he always makes me laugh and I feel safe with him. This week I sold my Morgan and my little quarter horse and I am purchasing what I hope will be my last great horse.....and you know what breed he is? He is a few spot appaloosa. Here is a picture of my heart horse my wonderful funny perfect appaloosa "littlefoot" and my soon to be new appaloosa boy Yukon Jack
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