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Appaloosa

a breed of small riding horses, native to the northwest of the USA, characterized by an irregularly mottled skin and hooves that are vertically striped in black and white. The color patterns vary greatly, but in general there is spotting, speckling or roaning, which can be over the entire body or confined to certain areas, usually the loin and hindquarters. This can be black or brown on a white background or white on a colored background. The breed is known to carry an inherited night blindness.
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Appaloosa horse. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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After the ceremony, the bride and groom departed the church to a wedding carriage pulled by two Appaloosa horses for a ride through Laurel's Historic District before returning to the Rogers-Green House for a buffet dinner.
Stable owner Betty Jean has more than 40 Appaloosa horses suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike.
A fine display of the strikingly marked Appaloosa horses was a feature at the 128th Eggleston Show in Teesdale on Saturday.
government, including the famed Appaloosa horses of the Nez Perce Indians.
Markel also raised Appaloosa horses and has competed and shown them to a vast number of horse riding enthusiasts.
Valentine's Day wouldn't be the same if our roses hadn't been bred to make them to look redder, and a day at the races would be less exciting if we were backing the original, short Appaloosa horses.
Horse lovers will not want to miss this chance to view Larson's latest series, ``On the Run,'' that includes the famed Appaloosa horses of the Nez Perce Indians.
The Nez Perce were famous for their Appaloosa horses, and they are an important part of a resurgence of cultural traditions.