An Appaloosa is a horse standing from 14 -16 hands. They must be spotted or they are BS or no color. All must have molted skin, striped hoofs and white around thei…r eyes. To see about Appaloosas google ApHC. (MORE)
Appaloosas were first bred by the Nez Perce Indians. Near where they lived there was a river called the Palouse river. Appaloosas were first called Palouse Horses, then just P…alouses. "Palouse" eventually turned into "Appaloosa". (MORE)
The ApHA (the Appaloosa Breed Registry) will accept in it's registry any foal with ApHA, AQUA (Quarter Horse registry) or Jockey Club (Thoroughbred Registry) and is still cons…idered a full Appaloosa. (MORE)
Appaloosa is both a breed and a coloring found in equines. .
Appaloosa the breeds: Comes from the USA, the Nez Perce tribeselected horses based on color and their abilities f…or huntingbuffalo and endurance. They were built much like a Anglo-Arabian,or Akhal-Teke originally, but when the US cavalry destroyed most ofthe horses there wasn't enough of the original horses to continuethe breed as it was. So breeders added some Thoroughbred and mainlyQuarter Horse blood to get a stock type/ ranch horse with theleopard spotting color. .
Appaloosa the color: This color has been around for a long timeand comes in several forms. .
Leopard: A white body with darker spots. .
Blanket: A solid colored horse with white over the hips/hindquarters, which may or may not have spots. It can even beroan. .
Snowflake: A dark body with light colored, usually whitespots. .
Varnish: A type of roan pattern that typically only carries darkhair over the face, joints, and possibly over the back. .
There are various other patterns found within the appaloosacolor genetics. (MORE)