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Welcome Appaloosa Horse Club Members

State Line Tack is delighted to celebrate the Appaloosa Horse Club's 14,000+ members and our partnership with one of the top international equine breed registries. We love these beautiful horses, and we know they are more than their unique color patterns and striking colors. Protect your Appy from the sun, cover up any watering eyes, and get ready for your next trail ride. We've got a great selection for you and your horse.

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Why we celebrate Appaloosas

Some are fine—tuned show horses and conditioned athletes, but some also hold the distinct honor of being a dependable part of the family. And, because of their even dispositions, Appaloosas are frequently chosen for children.

  • #HorseHistory:
    When settlers came to the Northwest Palouse region, they called the spotted horses "a Palouse horse." Over time the name was shortened and slurred to "Appalousey" and finally "Appaloosa."

Riding

The Appaloosa is popular as a pleasure and stock horse and is regularly used in the western riding disciplines such as pleasure, barrel racing and others. And have become increasingly popular in the English disciplines of jumping and dressage.

Characteristics

Distinctively known for their coat color, there are five main patterns that are recognized in the Appaloosa.

  • Leopard - white over all or part of the body, with dark spots in the white area.
  • Blanket - spotted patch located over the hips.
  • Snowflake - white spotting can occur all over the body but concentrated over the hips.
  • Marbleized - mottled pattern covers the entire body.
  • Frost - white specks on a dark background.

In addition to the characteristic coat colors, Appaloosas also have other distinctive features like the sclera, area of the eye surrounding the iris, which is white instead of the usual dark color seen in other breeds, and the skin around the muzzle is often noticeably mottled or spotted, as well as their striped hooves.

They win our hearts as quickly as their color turns our heads.

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  • Updated: 6/13/2019: 3:07:19 PM ET