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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Since 2002, the White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed at-risk Appaloosas and other horses in urgent need.
Recognizing that the breed could be lost, enthusiasts formed the Appaloosa Horse Club in 1938 and established a registry program.
Also, she recalls doing a Mexican dinner for an appaloosa horse show and a Mexican dinner for the Willamette Valley Appaloosa Club some years ago.
Angels on Horseback Stella McCartney's last Chloe collection was famously inspired by her mum's Appaloosa horse and DJ Sara Cox loves a horsey logo on her T-shirt.
Also at the ceremony was Linda's Appaloosa horse, Blankit.
2 million to the spring racing season, which also includes paint and Appaloosa horses.
In addition, a small live animal market offers cattle and appaloosa horses, generating ad-hoc freighter movements.
Some carry on the centuries-old skill of raising and riding Appaloosa horses.