Appaloosa

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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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She recognised the spotted horse Conor was riding (which he'd named Martin ) as an Appaloosa, a breed she's devoted her life to trying to save.
She recognised the spotted horse Conor was riding as an Appaloosa, a breed she's devoted her life to trying to save.
So she was thrilled to see Conor Woodman riding an Appaloosa in Kyrgyzstan in his 2009 documentary Around The World In 80 Trades.
Conor, 40, who grew up in Moseley, Birmingham, where his parents still live, explains how the BBC documentary The Secret Horse: Quest for the True Appaloosa came about.
com)-- The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) presented the sixth Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence an during an open house at White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue Saturday on November 8.
The White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue is a non-profit corporation located in Nottoway County, Virginia and has been an IRS recognized 501c3 non-profit since 2003.
In Cowboy Mounted Shooting, an experience equated to NASCAR for the thrill it offers equestrians, contestants competed on their Appaloosas in this fast-action timed event using two .
Youth events included a stick-horse rodeo, and the show also featured a challenged rider lead-line event with special-needs riders mounted on Appaloosas led by attendants.
2 hands for showjumping, eventing and dressage, as most Appaloosas are 14.
A fine display of the strikingly marked Appaloosa horses was a feature at the 128th Eggleston Show in Teesdale on Saturday.
They wanted to standardize the characteristics of the breed and promote Appaloosas.
This year's recipient, Jorg Huckabee-Mayfield of White Bird Appaloosa Rescue, was singled out for her work dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of blind, abused, neglected and at-risk Appaloosa and other horses.