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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    Appaloosas are great horses. i bought mine as a 4yr old.he is very quirky, has a fab sense of humor.he is also very spoilt.he is 6yrs old next month and i do all sorts with him, mainly hacking, schooling and jumping.they do take longer to mature so im told. when i asked my blacksmith about this, he said "oh he should have matured by the time he is 20" (lol). He is the most loving pony i have ever had, and i wouldnt swap him for the world.I call him my little fruit loop, and he makes me laugh every day.

    4/5 yrs

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...968291286.jpg/

    Last summer

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    A couple of weeks ago ( nearly 6 yrs )

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    As a baby

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    His daddy

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    Veteran Parker79's Avatar
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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    Wow Jeni - He is absolutely gorgeous!!

    OP - let us know how you get on?

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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    I've always loved appaloosa's and have owned my first for a year now.


    Alfie is only part registered with the Appaloosa society even though he has fantastic breeding on his sires side - Rodego Tobias. His dam wasn't registered and unfortunately died when he was only a few weeks old


    My colt will be 3 in July and I'm over the moon with him. He has such a personality, a real people friendly horse and loves to learn new things. He is very intelligent! Only bad points really is that he has pink skin around his under carriage which the flies love, occasionally nips (more stallion behaviour than anything), and can be a bit nervous around new people. But that is just him, I don't think you can say that about appaloosas in general. He has a nice mane and tail, its very silky like an arabian tail.

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    Old nag Kokopelli's Avatar
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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    Shelby, alfie is stunning!

    Has the same bloodlines as my lad, is the colt from similar breeding?

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    Veteran Ashgrove's Avatar
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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    I have an Appaloosa X cob, Louie. He's 5 years old and has a fabulous sense of humour, character in bag fulls. He has a ridiculously thin mane and tail, but he also has Sweet Itch, now this is being treated his mane and tail are inproving, but will never be great. Everything has to go in his mouth, not necessarily to bite, more to play. I've had him 9 months now and he is just begining to settle, he's a sensitive soul, bless.

    I also have a spotty Shetland, Hector, that I don't know the breeding of. He's very similar to Louie and is prone to get to big for his boots if allowed to. Hector also has mild Sweet Itch but since it has been controlled his mane and tail have improved a lot.

    They both have really good strong hooves.

    I believe Knabstruppers have thicker manes and tails than Appaloosas.

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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    Ask what grade he is - if he is purebred then he will be grade A, B, C or D. Mine is grade B which means he has 5 generations of pure appaloosa to appaloosa breeding.Part breds or annexe registered will not be graded. Here he is as a yearling -



    I have had him since he was weaned (put a deposit down when he was a couple of days old) and he is friendly, very laid back, bold and quick learning. They are a slow maturing breed - mine is now rising 2 and looks at least a year behind rising 2 year old WBs etc.

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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    Bought mine seven years ago on the advice of a friend (I was horrified at the idea of spots!) he is the best thing ever, he is quite sharp, but is a great character, doesa bit of everything, full mane and tail, look up the breed on the internet, it is very helpful. they dont like being pushed around, and can have weak feet, mine had awful feet but my farrier has sorted it and now have no problems at all. Join the spotty club!1 would defo get another one, although nothing could replace my Tally

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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    My boy is 26. He's 15hh and I've owned him 7 years. He's still hacking out occasionally a d would still jump a round of jumps! He's very mentally strong if that makes sense...he has a job to do and he gets it done, be it a hack with an experienced rider or carrying my autistic little boy very carefully. He's a star and I love him


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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    They should be very intelligent bold sure footed and willing, certainly all the ones I have bred are very friendly horses and love to be around humans, they enjoy learning but not repetitive tasks and will be your friend for life, if you ask for it and they trust you they will give everything they can. But be prepared they have a sense of humour, but that makes them fun to be around and many like this one will change colour throughout their life so you are never bored!

    It doesn't say this ones breeding there are two societies that register appaloosas as a breed in the UK BAPS and the ApHC UK which is an affiliate of the American Appaloosa Horse Club. There are however many spotted horses and ponies bred outside of the breed registries. There are also Knabstruppers in the UK a breed of Warmblood that have the same spotting genes as appaloosas.

    You should be aware that there is a genetic condition found in many breeds with draft horse influence as well as Appaloosas and I certainly would be wanting a horse tested for that as part of any vetting. The test is for PSSM which can cause severe tying up episodes, so I would ask for a test or for existing test results, most breeders have or are testing and I certainly would not at all be offended by someone asking me the status of my horses. The ApHC UK are requiring testing and putting notations on passports, but it is in the transitional stage currently. You can get a discount on testing from both societies if you are a member I believe.

    Here is a link to the research and the company in the UK that tests.
    http://www.cvm.umn.edu/umec/lab/Adva...PSSM/home.html
    http://www.horsedna.co.uk/PSSM.html
    http://www.mybannermaker.com
    When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter. ~Roy Rogers

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    Default Re: Tell me about appaloosas

    Thank you for all the replies they all look lovely. Do they get sunburn on the pink skin?

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