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.
Scott Engstrom is an American who breeds Appaloosa horses in New Zealand.
"But Scott wasn't looking for money, she is just passionate about 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. Others hunt deer, moose, and elk.
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.
But in the last seven months, the extra hours of playing time has added about $1.2 million to the spring racing season, which also includes paint and Appaloosa horses. Quarter horses will make their first run of the season at 6 p.m.
Participants and offerings include the Lorane Fire Station (pumpkin drawings, face painting, pies, hazelnuts and crafts); Decker's Nursery (apple bobbing, wreath making, Appaloosa horses); Stillpoint Farm (bulb digging, organic produce); ABC Riding Center (pony rides, rocking horse museum) and Long Tom Grange (hot cider, cookies, arts and crafts, wool-spinning.)
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.