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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Since 2002, the White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed at-risk Appaloosas and other horses in urgent need.
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Also at the ceremony was Linda's Appaloosa horse, Blankit.
She and her husband trained and showed Appaloosa horses for 10 years, taught karate for four years, and competed in numerous muzzleloading and camping competitions.
Some carry on the centuries-old skill of raising and riding Appaloosa horses.