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Spotted appaloosa horses have loud, bright coloring that is very desirable to many horse breeders. Find out more about spotted appaloosa horses from a horseback riding instructor in this video on horse breeds.
Hi, I am Teri Carter of Saddlebrook Stables in Castle Hayne, North Carolina, and today I am going to talk to you about spotted appaloosa horses. Here we have a very spotted appaloosa horse. His name is Buddy, and his color coat pattern is very, very desirable. A lot of people like to breed for this particular color coat pattern because it is typical of an appaloosa. It is indicative of the appaloosa breed. There are also solid appaloosas that have none of this loud, bright coloring, but they can be recognized by some of the characteristics other than the spotting. One of the characteristics is mottled skin on the lips and muzzle. Another characteristic is stripped hooves on the horse itself, and another characteristic would be a white ring around the eye, or what we call white sclera. This appaloosa horse also has coloring on his legs, which is very unusual, and very pretty, and very desirable, and we happen to like that a lot. So as far as coloring goes, if you were breeding your appaloosa horse for the coloring, this would be something that you would definitely want to breed for. You would want to research the stallion and make sure that they could throw color, and that they didn't just throw solids. And that is all about your colored appaloosa horse.