The Appaloosa Horse

Allen Guide to Horse and Pony Breeds

Kim Sands

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Not only does the Appaloosa encapsulate color and beauty, but also it is a truly versatile breed blessed with a willing nature. Anyone who has been lucky enough to own or ride an Appaloosa will agree that there is no other breed that matches its quality or kind nature while still having the ability to display bravery and athleticism. Known for the variety of coat patterns (e.g. blanket, leopard, and snowflake) which set it apart from other equines, the Appaloosa has three additional identifiable characteristics: mottled skin, white sclera to the eye, and striped hooves. The Appaloosa's history has been scarred with war and near extinction, yet the breed is as strong today as it was when running free on the planes of America's Palouse country in the 1700s. With the help and support of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the Appaloosa is becoming recognized and appreciated as a multi -talented athlete worldwide.

Additional Information

Author: Kim Sands

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 24

Illustrations: Color photos throughout

ISBN: 9780851318899

By Kim Sands

Kim Sands is a founder member and director of the Appaloosa Horse Club UK, which was set up in February 2000. For 7 years she was the club's newsletter editor; and is now marketing director. Kim and her family have been breeding Appaloosas in a small stud in Kent for the past 15 years. Stephanie Woollon has a BSc Hons in equine science and works in PR and marketing specializing in equestrian disciplines. She has been involved in breeding and working with Appaloosas for 10 years and competes in affiliated dressage with an Appaloosa gelding.