Smart and willing Appaloosa mare. Register of Merit for racing in Oklahoma by the Appaloosa Horse Club dated 2012. Has done drill team work and wrangling in Colorado. The past year she has been ridden in the mountains of Utah for pleasure. She trailers well has been ridden both English and Western and is responsive and eager to please and learn. She requires a confident kindly but firm rider who can establish a mutual trust relationship. She is safe to be around picks up her feet willingly and is a great veterinarian patient when required.
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Location: Herriman, UT, United States
Daily Average Intake for Mature Horse - Maintenance, Appaloosa horse: 18.4 lbs of food
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The Appaloosa is a horse breed best known for its colorful leopard-spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range of body types within the breed, stemming from the influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its history. Each horse's color pattern is genetically the result of various spotting patterns overlaid on top of one of several recognized base coat colors. The color pattern of the Appaloosa is of great interest to those who study equine coat color genetics, as it and several other physical characteristics are linked to the leopard complex mutation (LP). Appaloosas are prone to develop equine recurrent uveitis and congenital stationary night blindness; the latter has been linked to the leopard complex.
Artwork depicting domesticated horses with leopard spotting patterns exists from Ancient Greece through the Early modern period; the Nez Perce people of the United States Pacific Northwest developed the original American breed. Appaloosas were once referred to by settlers as the "Palouse horse", possibly after the Palouse River, which ran through the heart of Nez Perce country. Gradually, the name evolved into "Appaloosa". The Nez Perce lost most of their horses after the Nez Perce War in 1877, and the breed fell into decline for several decades. A small number of dedicated breeders preserved the Appaloosa as a distinct breed until the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was formed as the breed registry in 1938. The modern breed maintains bloodlines tracing to the foundation bloodstock of the registry, and has a partially open stud book that allows addition of some Thoroughbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian blood.
Today the Appaloosa is one of the most popular breeds in the United States; it was named the official state horse of Idaho in 1975. It is best known as a stock horse used in a number of western riding disciplines, but is also a versatile breed with representatives seen in many other types of equestrian activity. Appaloosas have read more on Wikipedia