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post #31 of 261 Old 03-23-2008, 12:37 AM
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Apps are probably my favorite breed. Ive grown up around them and have been extremly successful. Not only at the App shows with my appaloosas but also in the A rated hunter/jumper arena and in Barrels. I'd have to say one of the greatest joys in my life are taking my Apps to Hunter shows and watching the owners of the warmbloods and etc sneer at the apps and look down at them, and in the end my horses out jumping and out moving their horses. Now even though I am a major appy fan, I can see why people tend to not like them. Crapaloosas, Appaloosers...lol ive heard it all and i think that when people refer to hating appaloosas they tend to be talking about these solid built foundation horses, who have been bred strictly to other foundation horses. These are your horses with thin manes and tails, scalara, and stocky conformation [not saying these arent really good Apps to all you foundation lovers]. I really hate when people make generalizations about Apps this way... cuz not all the Apps out there are like that. A lot of todays Apps [that have been bred well] can out move a lot of other breeds, not only have gorgeous conformation but AMAZING personalities. These horses are so versitile. I have had A rated Trainers say thatd theyd kill for my Apps. These same Apps can win at the world show, hunter/jumper ring, be a western pleasure cadilliac, can jump any obstacle on any trail, and quiet enough for a 2 year old to ride. When it comes down to the end, All i can say is that i love this breed.
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post #32 of 261 Old 03-23-2008, 02:34 PM
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I only think some appys are ugly, but that's just me. I love Blanketed appys with a passion though. I do, however, dislike leopards. I also don't like the stubby tails..... I'm not a fan of blue eyes either, but that applies to more than appys.

Here's a pic of an appy I didn't like. He was just overall sad looking, but his coat isn't attractive either. You can't really tell by this pic though. His butt is the prettiest part of him besides his not really existint tail. His face was really ugly and I wish I had a picture.

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post #33 of 261 Old 03-23-2008, 04:45 PM
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I actually did my Master's Thesis in History on the appaloosa horse and the Nez Perce Indians (native americans. This is one remarkable breed of horse. If people were more educated and understood their history they would only have admiration for this magnificant animal. Please inform yourselves! I hate to think that our cavalry slaughtered so many of them to get the natives onto reservations. I only have the utmost respect for this horse and so should you! Em
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post #34 of 261 Old 03-24-2008, 09:18 AM
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Honestly, I dont know how any horse lover could hate a breed. I love all horses. I think each horse has its own special quality.

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post #35 of 261 Old 03-24-2008, 09:45 AM
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Yea, I guess they just became the third wheel of stock-type horses. Paints and quarter horses occupy that spotlight, and appys get less attention.

Still good horses.
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post #36 of 261 Old 03-24-2008, 10:11 AM
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Never met a horse I didn't like. Met a few who didnt like me to well but.... thats another story
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post #37 of 261 Old 03-24-2008, 03:18 PM
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My first pony was an appy (in my display picture) Loved that pony to death, he was the sweetest thing, very affectionate and respectful. He had a beautiful big tail!! He was a speedy little man and could he ever jump. Probably the best horse I've ever ridden. Lovely breed, but I can understand why some people dislike their patterns, I love the blankets but am not a huge fan of the leopards. Regardless of colouring, I adore their stocky conformation.
But again it's a personal preference, I'm not too fond of some breeds but a horse is horse, they're all gorgeous!
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post #38 of 261 Old 03-24-2008, 09:38 PM
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my dad calls them Appalosers. but he says it out of endearment as a joke and all. he actually dosen't mind apps. we had a great one we gave away, his name was BJ but he went blind in one eye and we couldn't use him in the show ring anymore cuz he got spooky, so we gave him to our friends and they use him as a ride around horse, he still dose fine on the trail. heres some pics:

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post #39 of 261 Old 03-26-2008, 11:13 AM
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I'm not much for different coloring and they have terrible tails which is something I adore in my horses.
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post #40 of 261 Old 03-26-2008, 06:18 PM
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u can always fix those tails with mtg every once in a while :)
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