Appaloosas

The Appaloosa is a breed of horse that is renowned for its distinctive spotted coat, which can come in a range of colors and patterns. It is a versatile breed that is broadly used for show jumping, riding and Western events. In this category, you can find questions relating to the Appaloosa and its characteristics.

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Appaloosas

How do Appaloosa horses walk trot canter gallop?

The same as any other horse.

I have an appaloosa and she walks, trots, and canters the same way any other horse would.

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Weight and Mass
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How much does an Appaloosa weigh male and female?

According to the American Appaloosa Association, the usual weight range of an Appaloosa is from 950 to 1250 pounds, and they normally stand 14 to 16 hands high. (A "hand" is 4 inches.)

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What is an interesting fact about the Appaloosa horse?

The Appaloosa horse was bred by the Nec Perce Indians.

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What are some good names for male Appaloosa horses?

I reckon that Blanket will be a good name for male appaloosa with a white bum

and Naira for a female

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Can appaloosas be put on a gravel padock for life?

Gravel paddocks are fine, especially for horses that are easy keepers or have metabolic issues and cannot have full access to grass. Sand turnout is better but not always doable. You must provide the horse with 24/7 hay and let them get out of the paddock for better exercise at least once a day., if you can provide a stall or shelter with soft bedding that will go a long way towards helping the horse find a comfortable place to lay down and even roll.
A good compromise is very fine gravel mixed with sand as this provides wear on the hooves, yet is more comfortable. Many people find it 'cruel' to keep a horse in anything but a pasture or stall, but this simply is not true, you must do what is best for the horse. If this means a gravel or sand paddock then it should be done, provided the horse has a way to exercise in a larger area for at least an hour a day.

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How much does an Appaloosa weigh?

According to the American Appaloosa Association, the usual weight range of an Appaloosa is from 950 to 1250 pounds, and they normally stand 14 to 16 hands high. (A "hand" is 4 inches.)

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Horse Breeding

What do you get if you mix a pinto and an appaloosa?

What you get color wise will vary depending on what the horses base colors are, if they have any modifiers, and what patterns they may have. If they are heterozygous or homozygous for certain traits will also affect what the outcome will be.Breed wise will depend on if there is a registry available for the specific crosses involved. Not all pintos are purebreds and therefore the possible outcomes are highly variable.

If both spotting traits show up their are referred to as a Pintaloosa.
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How do you tell difference between pony of America and appaloosa pony?

Pony of Americas (POA) are under 14.2 hh. Appaloosas are 14.2 hh and above

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Farm Animals
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How much do appaloosas eat?

The same amount as any other horse of their size, really it depends on the size that they are and their needs, like if you were using them as a working horse then probably a 20l bucket twice a day would be suffice.

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Are appaloosas a horse breed?

Most representatives have colorful spotted coat patterns, striped hooves, mottled skin and white sclera visible around the iris when the eye is in a normal position. The Appaloosa is an American horse breed best known for its colorful spotted coat pattern.
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How much does an appaloosa cost?

I got mine for $1,500 but they can range depending on there discipline, how well they are trained, age, etc.

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What type of Appaloosa has white spots on a dark coat?

It's called a Snowflake appaloosa.

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Wasps and Hornets
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Grizzly Bears

How do wasps find food?

Diet

Generally wasps are parasites as larvae, and feed only on nectar as adults. Some wasps are omnivorous but this is relatively uncommon, they feed on a variety of fallen fruit, nectar and carrion. Many wasps are predatory, preying on other insects. Certain social wasp species, such as yellowjackets, scavenge for dead insects to provide for their young. In turn the brood provides sweet secretions for the adults.

In parasitic species the first meals are almost always provided from the animal the adult wasp used as a host for its young. Adult male wasps sometimes visit flowers to obtain nectar to feed on in much the same manner as honey bees. Occasionally, some species, such as yellow jackets, invade honeybee nests and steal honey and/or brood.

Source: http://www.answers.com/wasps+?gwp=11&ver=2.3.0.609&method=3

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Nez Perce

How did the apaloosa get its name?

The horses were located in the Palouse region of the North West. According to the Appaloosa Museum, they were often called "a palouse horse and, eventually, the a became part of the name.

Apalousey was the first form of the name which later became Appaloosa.

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What do appaloosa's eat?

I wish I knew. I'm trying to find out for a science project and I have no idea. Does anyone else know?

Please answer!

If you are talking about Appaloosa horses they eat the same things that all other horses eat, hay, chaff, oats, corn, barley, grass

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Farm Animals
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What is an appaloosa?

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 their eyes. To see about Appaloosas google ApHC.

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What does an Appaloosa horse eat?

Any hay in any form, grains and grass.

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What is the diet of appaloosa horses?

A horse's diet is based more on his activity level, age, and metabolism then his breed. I have an Appaloosa used for trail riding. He eats hay twice a day, and gets a small amount of grain once a day (mainly just to mix in his garlic supplement). If an Appaloosa was used for racing, however, his grain ration would be much higher.

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What is the life span of the appaloosa horse?

20-25 years

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Thoroughbred
Appaloosas

Who is faster thoroughbred or appaloosa?

Thoroughbred. They are most commonly used for racing.

Of course, this can vary from horse to horse as an older retired thoroughbred may not be as speedy as a young, fit appaloosa.

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Nez Perce

Why is Idaho's state animal the appaloosa horse?

The Appaloosa was the first horse breed to be acquired by the Nez Perce tribe around the 1700's leading to the tribe developing into excellent horsemen and breeders. Settlers began to refer to their horses as "a Palouse horse" in reference to the Palouse River in north Central Idaho. The term evolved from that to "Palousey", "Appalousey" and finally "Appaloosa". An Appaloosa Horse Club was chartered in 1938 and has become one of the leading equine breed registries in the world. The Appaloosa was named Idaho's state horse in 1975 because of its importance to Idaho history. Many of the settlers bred their horses with the appaloosa, almost causing it to go extinct.

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Nez Perce

Where does the name appaloosa come from?

Nez Perce people of the United States Pacific Northwest developed the original American breed. Appaloosas were once referred to by white settlers as the "Palouse horse," possibly after the Palouse River, which ran through the heart of Nez Perce country. Gradually, the name evolved into "Appaloosa."

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How much does the average appaloosa weight?

The average Appaloosa will weigh 900 to 1500 pounds.

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Nez Perce

What is the habitat of an appaloosa horse?

The Nez Perce, who originally bred the Appaloosa horse, were from mainly central Idaho, but also lived in northeastern Oregon, and southeastern Washington. So Idaho is where they're from.

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What colors are appaloosa horses?

Appaloosa is a pattern not a colour. The base colour of the appaloosa can be any of colours that you see in non appaloosa horses

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