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  1. Horse Training
    At my barn there is an 18 year old Appaloosa mare that for one reason or another I have fell for. Sadly her original owner passed away unexpectedly and she’s just been at the barn. I have done a lot of ground work with her and I can say that the previous own did some work as well. She is voice...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've been trying to get a good saddle fit for an appaloosa I bought from an equine therapy program. She's a leopard appy, on the smaller side at 14.3h. She was said to be a registered appy at some time, but is long out of papers, so I have no idea on her breeding. I've tried saddles with full...
  3. Horse Breeds
    We rescued Finnigan this past spring. When we went to get him, seeing him for the first time, I realized he's also part Arabian besides being Appaloosa. Is this Blanket or Snowflake and would he be considered Varnish? I was wondering if his color will change and what it might change to? I have...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hi all, Since the birth of Arawenna my little Arab cross Appaloosa, I have had lots of people asking about her and wanting to know all about her! Someone suggested I made her an Instagram account, this seems a little to much for me but it did make me decide on doing a blog for people to...
  5. Horse Colors and Genetics
    I am totally new to Appaloosas - am I correct in considering my new rescue gelding an Appaloosa? Is the a way to tell if he is only Appaloosa or if there is something else? I have no background info on him. What is the exact name for his pattern? He is 4 years old and 14hh, is he likely...
  6. Horse Colors and Genetics
    Someone posted a mare for sale today that appears to be a brindle (she gave permission to post the pictures). Sire is a solid bay, dam is a leopard appaloosa. It looks like part of her got the LP gene and the other part didn't. Her face looks like varnish to me, and it would explain the light...
  7. Horses for Sale
    Bliss needs a job! Right now she's a poop-making pasture ornament because no one has time to work with her at the volume she needs to become a productive horse. She's got her ground manners, minus foot work, which will be worked on prior to her leaving. Her feet are magnificent, having never...
  8. Horse Colors and Genetics
    Id love to see what kind of appies people have out there! their colors and patterns always have me intruiged! this is my filly, she comes home in June. She is a grulla leopard appaloosa. :)
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I don't have any words to describe how much I dislike this. This is apparently saddleseat on stock horses or Appaloosa's (I don't even know). I'm not one to ever say that I dislike a discipline, maybe a lot of the people within certain disciplines, but I've never found myself unwilling to try...
  10. Horse Colors and Genetics
    This is Ekko, she's ten months old. I apologize for her scruffy looking coat, it's muddy and shedding season. Ekko's dam is a brown roan percheronxsomething. Her sire is a leopard appy. Ekko was born a grulla/silvery colour. She shed out that coat quite quickly and appeared brown with a lighter...
  11. Horse Breeds
    Hi. I'm an art student and in my creature design class I decided to use horses for an assignment. I wanted to use Appaloosas because of their unique coat patterns. However I'm not well versed i the varying breeds of horses. So I was wondering if there were other breeds with similar body types to...
  12. New to Horses
    Title says it all I purchased my first yearling. Her name is Teagan and she's an appaloosa. She's 14 months old and just adorable. I am not a first time horse owner I am a first time yearling owner though and I've leased mares but only owned geldings so she's the first "mare" I've owned. I do...
  13. Horse Pictures
    Riding with my young cousin is always interesting to say the least. We went for a nice canter along the beach like we usually do... However, her pony decided that he didn't want to stop today-- resulting in a messy hoppity-pigroot-like action which tipped her forwards in her seat and flipped her...
  14. Horse Training
    I am getting a 2 year old appy/thoroughbred, he will be 3 in May, and I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on how I would go about teaching him basic manners and eventually to breaking him. Now I do know how to do most of this but I was curious about what are the different methods that...
  15. Horse Breeds
    Hi, I can't seem to tell if my horse is completely appaloosa or not. My friend says it is but when I look up appaloosa horses on the net they seem to look quite different to mine. My horse does have spots but only very tiny light coloured ones almost like freckles. She looks like this but with...
  16. Horse Conformation Critique
    This is my yearling gelding (coming two this April). He is roughly 14.1 hands now (He was 14 hands when this picture was taken in late September). Video was taken the same day as the picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjLuHilNSzo
  17. Saddle Fitting Issues
    Hi all! I need some help seeing if this saddle fits my horse, I've tried a few so far with no luck... maybe this will be better this time ;) I've included some pictures of her without the saddle on to get an idea of the shape of her back. (sorry she's not standing square I didn't have anyone...
  18. Horse Health
    Okay…some of you may not think this is the right thread but…I feel as if it pertains to his health. My 25 year old appy lost his mane when he was around 15 ish and (appy's being appy's…) it has just started to grow back. He now has about 2 inches of growth (though his tail still looks like it...
  19. Horse Breeds
    This is my gelding, Harley. He was sold to me as a QH but the previous owner really doesn't know what breed he really is. He was rescued by her from slaughter as a yearling and really doesn't have any prior history. He is branded but we have no idea what its origin is. Thanks!
  20. Horse Breeding
    Hey guys i have been researching LP and appaloosa patterns and i was wondering because i cant find it anywhere online. I have a bay varnish roan appy mare. And i want a leopard or few spot baby. Where i live there are only two appy studs in the whole country one is a black and white leopard and...
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