ABOUT THE APPALOOSA
RECOGNISING THE APPALOOSA
While Appaloosas may be best known for their stunningly beautiful coat patterns, not all Appaloosas actually show this. Even in the absence of coat colour there are other inborn characteristics that make recognition undeniable. No other breed shows the white scelera, the thinly striped hooves, or mottle skin, quite like an Appaloosa. These characteristics are different than those sometimes seen in other breeds, but which the experienced observer can easily identify.
Not all Appaloosas are produced by an Appaloosa to Appaloosa mating. Outcrossing is permitted because the Appaloosa carries such varied and dominant genes. Some are produced by out crossing to registered individuals from the following breed Associations - Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Warmbloods and Arabians. Outcrossing still can produce dramatically coloured Appaloosas. There are a number of highly credentialled stallions available in South Australia for mare owners wanting to breed their own Appaloosa foal.