Appaloosa horse


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Appaloosa horse

(ăp'əlo͞o`sə), breed of light horselight horse,
any breed of horse that is used primarily for riding or for light work such as pulling buggies. Light horses have their origin in the Middle East and N Africa.
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 developed in the United States by the Nez Percé of Idaho from a horse that originated in Asia and was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages. Lewis and Clark found the breed in the possession of the Nez Percé in 1805. The Appaloosa is characterized by a spotted pattern of markings; it most commonly has solid-colored foreparts and small, dark, round or oval spots over the loin and hips. Famed for its intelligence, speed, stamina, and endurance, it is an outstanding stock and show horse of great popularity. It stands just over 14 hands (56 in./140 cm) and weighs about 1,100 lb (500 kg).
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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.
Presently, Melissa lives comfortably in Salem, Oregon with her partner, showing their Appaloosa horses and enjoying walks on the beach near her second home in Newport, Oregon.
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.