What Is An Appaloosa

by Cecil A. Dobbin

The Appaloosa is one of mother nature's very special creatures.

The Appaloosa comes in all equine colors as well as all degrees of contrast to those colors.

The Appaloosa often comes equipped with color changing capabilities; What you see today, may differ from tomorrow.

The degree of color contrast that an Appaloosa may display makes that animal no more or no less an Appaloosa.

The Appaloosa is mother nature's only creature to be offered a complete color chart.

The Appaloosa is one of the oldest of horse breeds; yet it is our generation which is first to offer it a breed registry.

The Appaloosa is not a product of image breeding. Any image set forth would only be used to improve upon.

The Appaloosa is a special joy to breed, break, train, and ride. He is the common denominator between nobility and just people. The wealthy and the poor; the famous and the unrecognized. He is a diplomat, bringing all groups together.

The Appaloosa is the answer to many of America's problems. Her youth who ride them do not have to wonder who they are or where they are going, for the Appaloosa brings about an understanding of nature, love, respectability, and responsibility. He is history yet undeveloped. He stands as an example of family cooperation, offering himself to any household that has a need for close fellowship.

The Appaloosa is attracted to movies, television, big people, little people, and old people. Most of all he is attracted to beautiful young ladies who in turn attract fine young men who are given the privilege of holding, brushing, leading, and cleaning stalls for that young lady's 'Noble Appaloosa'.

The Appaloosa is a creature of dreams. One may dream a full year as to the possible color of a new foal.


The Appaloosa is a King Maker. One has only to pull on a pair of Levi's, cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat; then mount an Appaloosa to become a KING.

The Appaloosa is America's West. He is Indian, Cowboy, and Rancher. He represents America in its most colorful period. He is a privilege to touch----a special privilege to own.

What then is an Appaloosa? He represents what is good in any village, town, city, state, or nation. He represents History, Love, and Respectability. He represents companionship and fair play, but most of all he represents


my friend, when you enjoy the privilege of his association.

Copyright © Cecil A. Dobbin. All rights reserved.

This article first appeared on the world wide web in April 1999 at URL: members.tripod.com/~barnlot

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