The Appaloosa is a horse breed best known for its colorful leopard-spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range of body types within the breed, stemming from the influence of multiple breeds of equines throughout its history. Each horse's color pattern is genetically the result of various spotting patterns overlaid on top of one of several recognized base coat colors. The color pattern of the Appaloosa is of interest to those who study equine coat color genetics, as it and several other physical characteristics are linked to the leopard complex mutation (LP). Appaloosas are prone to develop equine recurrent uveitis and congenital stationary night blindness; the latter has been linked to the leopard complex.
Artwork depicting prehistoric horses with leopard spotting exists in prehistoric cave paintings in Europe. Images of domesticated horses with leopard spotting patterns appeared in artwork from Ancient Greece through the early modern period; the Nez Perce people of what today is the United States Pacific Northwest developed the original American breed. Appaloosas were once referred to by settlers as the "Palouse horse", possibly after the Palouse River, which ran through the heart of Nez Perce country. Gradually, the name evolved into "Appaloosa".
The Nez Perce lost most of their horses after the Nez Perce War in 1877, and the breed fell into decline for several decades. A small number of dedicated breeders preserved the Appaloosa as a distinct breed until the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was formed as the breed registry in 1938. The modern breed maintains bloodlines tracing to the foundation bloodstock of the registry; its partially open stud book allows the addition of some Thoroughbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian blood.
Today, the Appaloosa is one of the most popular breeds in the United States; it was named the official state horse of Idaho in 1975. It is best known as a stock horse used in a number of western riding disciplines, but is also a versatile breed with representatives seen in many other types of equestrian activity. Appaloosas have been used in many movies; an Appaloosa is the mascot for the Florida State Seminoles. Appaloosa bloodlines have influenced other equine breeds, including the Pony of the Americas, the Nez Perce Horse, and several gaited equine breeds.
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Safari Horses Toob Horse Toys
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Wild Safari Winners Circle Appaloosa Foal Horse Toy Model
Product Code: 154605
Price: $3.99

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Wild Safari Winners Circle Appaloosa Mare Horse Toy Model
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Shopping for Appaloosa horse toys is fun at Horse Toys Superstore! We have created horse breeds categories to make shopping for the breeds you love a cinch. Currently we carry a selection of sixteen different Appaloosa horse toys for girls, kids, boys and even adult model horse collectors. Breyer Model Horses, Schleich horses, Collecta horses, Safari Horses, and Douglas Cuddle plush stuffed animal horses toys that all have Appaloosa toy horses to choose from. Breyer Breyer Vintage Western Pony Toys Traditional Style Model was first introduced in 1950s, this vintage style western pony stands tall and proud, Sculpted by Chris Hess, the Western Pony was one of the first Breyer models to be created! This retro piece features a beautiful chestnut roan spotted coat, striped hooves, and a lovely high gloss finish. The Vintage Western Pony features a breast collar, bridle with chain reins, and a removable Western saddle. This Breyer horse makes an excellent equestrian gifts for model horse collectors of all ages. Breyer has two Classic size plastic horses models, one being a chestnut Appaloosa. Breyer has two different Stablemates sets, the first on is the Breyer Stablemates Appaloosa Mare and Foal Set includes their own cardboard barn! Breyer Stablemates Mare and Foal Model Set includes a Pinto mare and Foal, Appaloosa and Foal, American Quarter Horse and Foal, and Sport Horse and Foal. Each Horse and Foal comes with their own cardboard barn! This is our top selling Breyer horse gifts for girls. If you are searching for cute horse birthday party favors or equestrian themed Christmas stocking stuffers Breyer Mini Pony Gals Happy Appaloosas Toys are a fantastic choice. They fit perfectly into our horse birthday party loot bags and most Christmas stockings. These cute 1:64 scale micro mini horses are all uniquely colored Appaloosas! Realistically painted, easy to collect, this set contains 5 horses and comes in an adorable heart-shaped package. Colleca horses has two Appaloosa plastic model horse toys or figurines to choose from, one is black and white and the other is a beautiful chestnut Appaloosa. Schleich model horses has a foal, mare and stallion Appaloosas, and Safari has a foal and stallion Appaloosa figurines. If you are searching for a fantastic birthday gift or Christmas present for a girl that loves horses or an equestrian theme gifts, all of Colleca Schelich and Safari model horses paired with a CollectA Stable Playset and Accessories playset that measures 10.3 inches long and stands 7.8 inches tall and is a perfect horse barn to play with the plastic model horses with. We have three other horse barns or stable playsets that also work wonderfully with these little horse toys for girls for lots of imaginative horse play. The first one is CollectA Stable Playset measures 10.3 inches long and stands 7.8 inches tall and comes with a family of horse toys. The second barn is Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Stable – It comes with a decorative green shingled roof, this wooden stable provides a happy home for 4 plastic horses. When the play horse barn is open, your little farmer or equestrian has easy access to the hayloft, with its wooden ladder and 4 bales of hay. There's a stall for each horse, lots of sliding and swinging doors and a folding corral to keep the horses in the barnyard. The third horse barn is also made by Melissa and Doug and this wooden barn or stable is fully assembled and ready for horseplay! The set includes seven working doors, a hayloft, and a corral. Enough stalls. The barn or stable opens for easy play access and closes for convenient storage. This barn works well for Breyer Classic Sized horse toys, but will also work for Collecta Safari and Schleich model horses as well. Playing with horse toys is so much fun for girls, it does not matter if they love horses or ponies, these barns are great for all plastic horse toys play or Shetland pony or any other ponies too! If you little horse lover loves stuffed animal horse toys Douglas Cuddle Toy horses has two Appaloosa pony toys that are super high quality named Freckles and Stoney. Melissa and Doug has a Flocked Horse Toys Family Gift Set that features velvety texture, dramatic markings, and realistic tails and manes, the two larger horses are saddled up for adventure and the foals are ready to explore. We are proud of our fantastic selection of Appaloosa Horse toys and gifts for girls and boys at our online horse toys and gifts store and hope you enjoy shopping for all your horse and pony gifts!