Top 17 Interesting Appaloosa Horse Facts

1 – The Appaloosa is the state horse of Idaho.
2 – Some Appaloosas do not have the patterning or spotting.
3 – Appaloosas are very versatile.
4 – There are six common types of Appaloosa base coats.
5 – Appaloosas are average in both height and weight as a breed.
6 – Appaloosas often change coat colors as they age.
7 – Certain health issues plague the breed.
8 – No one really knows how spotted horses originally came to North America.
9 – Lewis and Clark were the first Americans to encounter the Appaloosa.
10 – Appaloosas used to have even more traits than they do today.
11 – Appaloosas are an incredibly popular breed of horse.
12 – Walt Disney had an Appaloosa-specific TV series.
13 – The registry for Appaloosas is the third-largest in the world.
14 – There are breed restrictions in place that can prevent a horse from being registered.
15 – The Nez Perce tribe once tried to flee with their horses.
16 – One man could be credited with saving the horse breed.
17 – Several breeds may have influenced the modern Appaloosa.

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