A breed with a long history and a lot of fans, the Appaloosa horse is a breed beloved by millions for it’s working horse attitude and beautiful looks. Now you can add two new classics to your stable with the help of Golden Oak Stables.
Thought to be created by the Nez Perce Indians, the Palouse horse, or Appaloosa was discovered in the late 1800’s and by the 1930’s there were several breeders that were working to keep this breed alive and a breed organization was formed in 1938. The Appaloosa is an extremely popular breed today and is a favorite of countless horse lovers all around the world.
Appaloosas are known for their leopard spotted coat which is the preferred spotting pattern. Beyond the leopard spotting pattern, other pattens include the Snowflake Appaloosa with the appearance of frosted spotting. The Blanket Appaloosa is a pattern that creates a white “Apron” across the hindquarters that contains spots within it. Other patterns include, Frost, Few spot Leopard and Varnish Roan.
Typically Appaloosas were known as stock horses that were active in Western disciplines including cow work, barrel racing, and rodeo work. Recent years have found the Appaloosa horse many new facets including English Riding. Appaloosa’s are quickly becoming mounts for any type of work or discipline.
The Classic Semi-Leopard Appaloosa Stallion and Foal are a lovely new set that is sure to make a stir in your barn. This pair is brand new for 2014 and ready to gallop onto your shelves! Both stallion and foal are stunning shades of chestnut with appaloosa patterning. The stallion shows his age with more white and roaning in his coat while the foal still carries chestnut hairs on the front half of his body.
This pair is sure to liven up any stable they find their way to and it’s sure to brighten up your stable with a new colorful pair of horses!