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There are many reasons why people breed appaloosa horses today, from their color to different disciplines they are looking for. Determine why you should breed an appaloosa horse with help from a horseback riding instructor in this video on horse breeds.
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,Hi, I'm Teri Carter of Saddle Brick Stables in Castle Hayne, North Carolina and today I'm going to talk to you about why you breed appaloosa horses. Hundreds of years ago, the appaloosa is originated from the Nez Perce Indian tribe. They love their loud, pretty color configurations and they feel like it was a great asset in addition to the wealth of their tribe to have them. In today's day and age, a lot of people breed appaloosas simply for whatever discipline that they want to do or for the color. This particular horse is what we call a very loud-colored appaloosa, and he's a very good example of the breed. We use him for not only roping, but he's very versatile, which is another great aspect of the breed. He ropes and he also does hunter-under-saddle, English riding and he's also just learning to jump. So, another reason that people breed appaloosa horses is because of their versatility and because of their sound mind and body. This guy has great feet and legs; he's very sturdy and he's very smart and, as you can see, he's not very excitable, but he's just taking everything in. So, the appaloosa breed is very, very much desired as far as versatility and performance.