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Monday, 23 June 2014
I think that the Appaloosa is an amazing breed. It has many different
features such as its hooves (feet), which are usually striped. This breed is
well known for its leopard spotted coat but there are many other markings on
the Appaloosa. Some more of the breed’s characteristics are that the sclera can
be visible around the iris when the eye is in a normal position. An interesting
fact is that the Appaloosas average height is 14.2 hands which means that the
breed is a horse breed because a horses height is 14.1 hands tall at the
The Appaloosa is one of a few horse breeds that go blind from Eru more
frequently than other horse breeds. 25% of Eru is found in Appaloosas. 80% of
uiveitis is found in Appaloosas. If you don’t know what Eru is it’s an active
inflammation episode in the eye. Eru is a disease that tends to lead to
blindness in most horses but tends to be in Appaloosas. If an Appaloosa has
white socks, you should be grooming them at least 3 times a week in winter if
it is wet weather you should check the feet everyday because if they are in a
really muddy paddock they can get mud fever. It is a serious illness and if its
not treated early it can lead to the horse’s death.
In history, the Appaloosa was the breed originally named “Palouse Horse”, this
name was given to them by the early settlers. This horse’s origin was the
United States and now is the most popular breed in the United States. Appaloosas
are known to be stock horses like driving cattle and sheep.
The appaloosa can also be
used in western competitions like rodeos but also can be used in eventing
which is cross country, show jumping and
dressage. From my experience Appaloosas are lovely to ride and compete on their
strides are a great side. The Appaloosa that I ride’s name is Dixie. Her stride is a great size and her walk trot
and canter are so smooth. Depending on the size of your horse or pony it can be
ridden in western or English saddle.
Overall I think that the Appaloosa
is a lovely breed.