By default, I have been given the difficult task of rehoming 20 Appaloosas. Long story short, a friend passed away recently, leaving behind her once-famous (seriously) herd of horses. Sadly, they've fallen into somewhat of poor condition in the past few years. Her widowed husband wants to dispense with many of them, but wants to find them good homes.
Some are for sale at very reasonable prices, and others will be free to good homes. All are well-bred, ApHC registered (except, of course, the mule and a half-Percheron PMU mare), and average to superior in the conformation department.
What I have:
Two teenage ApHC stallions, very well-bred, supposedly broke to ride but not handled in years, nice horses who have produced well--for sale at $1000 each, probably OBO
An Appaloosa mule gelding, about 14hh, 16 years old, broke to ride, FAT, SMART, escape artist extraordinaire, needs a few come-to-Jesus lessons, free to good home
A 5-year-old varnish roan mare, pretty, excellent conformation, green broke to ride, gentle and spook-proof under saddle, dangerous pulling-back behavior on the ground that will need an experienced and confident handler, price very negotiable to someone willing to deal with her
A 9yo fewspot gelding, tall, pretty, well broke, dressage/jumper potential, great conformation, official price $1750 but can come down significantly
A 7yo spotted/roan mare, big, attractive, very fat, sound, clean mover, well broke but needs finishing, could be a good trail horse or jill of all trades, price $1500, again very much OBO
A 6yo fewspot gelding, ugly but good enough conformation, very smart, playful, willing, broke but needs finishing, funny but very smooth mover, could be nice gymkhana horse, price $800 OBO
A 9yo bay w/ characteristics mare, has had a foal, sound, very fat, good mover, broke but needs some finishing, could be a cute English horse, price $1200 OBO
An assortment of previously-foundered but currently
(perfectly to serviceably) sound horses, ranging in age from 10-19, used for giving lessons, very gentle, extremely overweight, all colored Apps with very good conformation, some Araloosas but all ApHC registered, some proven broodmares, one is going blind from uveitis, could be lesson horses or trail horses again with veterinary work (and maintenance) and a short refresher course in riding, some actually do ride quite nicely (responsive, smooth, gentle) but will need a strict diet and the care given a laminitis-prone horse, and could use more "life experience" and exposure to new things before being kids/trail horses--priced cheap to "free to good home"
A few broke but currently lame horses who may or may not return to useable soundness with veterinary/farrier care. Some foundered, one with an old tendon bow that was never treated. Need special homes, obviously they will be free to "adopters."
I don't want to post actual pedigrees/contact information/videos on the main forum for reasons of the owner's privacy, but will gladly answer any PM inquiries. Pictures, videos, and lineage for all of these horses will be available.
They are located in SW MO.