The beautiful Foundation Appaloosa
Flair is growing up. This boy is 100% Founation Pedigree Designation with the ApHC. Now 18 months old he is a long way from his little fuzzy baby face just over a year ago :)
and just yesterday.. 18 months :) Enjoy!
Dancing to his own beat :)
He's really good looking looks like a happy horse! The 6th picture is my favorite but thy are all really nice :)
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ASDFGHJKL. Abubgb. Ugh. I want! *grabby hands*
That might be one of the most beautiful horses i have ever seen. You are a lucky, lucky person!
Thanks ladies. This boy is my baby. Didnt get him out this year as he wasnt ready mentally for halter. Had him at equine affair and it was too much stress for the young boy. Hopefully going to have him out this spring at some small local shows to start. Have some big dreams for him
omg... an appy with a mane and tail!!! may I please have?!
I love the spotting but cannot learn to love the pathetic tails on some of them. This one... well, let it be said I love his mane and tail.
he is a looker for sure. i love me some appy spots!
blue eyed pony - my appy gelding has a mane and tail. ;) however my mare does not. haha
Crimson, I know some of them have nice manes/tails, the people who used to live next door have one with a gorgeous tail. Floor-length and THICK.
I would be interested to see the genetics of it as for every appy with a nice tail I have seen, I have seen at least 3 with rat tails and no mane at all. Here in Aus for a long time we didn't have much variation of stock, and the quality wasn't great. 20 years ago spots were considered a very bad thing as they were a sign of so-called "bad breeding" due to the very limited, low-quality gene pool in the spotted breeds at the time.
Now, nearly everybody loves spots, but that's had a huge amount to do with careful breeding and the importation of higher quality stock. As for me, I dream of a black warmblood with a spotted blanket, 4 stockings, and a big blaze (I would have him in either cherry brown or oakbark tack... I love me some red-tan on black)... there are a few lines of tobiano warmbloods and even a few spotted lines from the infusion of knabstrupper blood so my dream is not as unrealistic as it seems!
How to know that a horse is foundation? I mean, the Appalousa is so very far from the original horses bred by the indians (and by the way, I was reading that the Nez Perce didn't orginiate them , only had them amoungst their herds)
Appy's have been breed with qh's and thbd's and ? 'til who knows what the original appys looked like. Are there any appys that descend directly from the original indian ponies without major adulteration?
Very pretty horse!
I have one with a rat tail and no mane. The other has a longer tail and no mane.
when the native americans horses were taken by US calvary they had no use for the small painted ponies. They were bred to drafts and large horses to make them more useful. very sad the whole story. Unfortunetly the ApHC still to this day has not closed stud books. Most of the horses you see at breed level are not longer barely any appy in them. Most are 80+% QH.
Many of my horses go back to horses that were believed to be very close to the "original" appys. ...
Ghost Wind Phantom Appaloosa this is the pedigree for my stallion. If you follow one of the lines with Peppers Shamrock.. it will go back to desert king... than to spotted eagle who was nez pierce owned.
Foundation horses go back to the original F numbered (foundation) horses of the breed. and obviously many horses that were true indian ponies were not "registered" as this was before the registry was developed.
This type of pedigree is what I and many breeders are fighting to preserve.
This pedigree below is an example of a prominent what i like to call Quarter Appaloosa...
everywhere you see "appaloosa" look behind it.. one of the parents is Qh and so on and so on. This horse has less than 20% appaloosa blood (and that is counting half QH) as per ApHC. it is sad that the breed that i love is again so many years later being allowed to be bred out.
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