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Anonymous - 2016-03-16
Got a 7yr old for our'm a light grandpa and I rode him a lot so the grand girls would have a easy riding pony. No problem s little gamier but they'll grow in to his quick ness.I walked him but his nature is quick so we let them ride him in a encloser

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Anonymous - 2016-03-16
Our haflinger is a family pony Broke to drive single double Ride the same. We hook the tugs up to a tobagon with our Iowa snows and he likes it. So IIT spears.we don't have a off season with him, only hole in him is that he'll ruin a headstall if you don't take it off when tieing him up with halter underneath A real head rubber

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Anonymous - 2013-07-23
I plan on getting a baby appaloosa but I'm only 13 and have to pay for it myself. I'm so happy except I don't want to pay so much for something I may not enjoy. Would someone please tell me if this is the right choice or if I should go for something else!?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-25
    Appaloosas can have good temperaments. It depends! Other good horses are Quarter Horses and Paint Horses.
  • Anonymous - 2013-11-07
    definately how lucky. it is a once in a life time oportunity for a 13 year old, im 13 but im getting an appaloosa next year when i am 14.
  • bob ahaha - 2014-04-11
    I have one they're so cool very, good at pole bending get one it's cool!
  • Alli Erbeck - 2014-07-13
    They are very calm and a good calm ride. I'm 14 and have my own. I have no experience with male Appaloosas. But I have a female and she is low maintenance and always ready to ride. I'm not sure if it is common in others, but mine does not like when other horses are behind her, but she is paired with my miniature horse and is fine with it. Be careful!
  • noneya - 2014-09-18
    appoloosas are good jumpers too
  • Appylover101 - 2015-01-28
    Amazing choice! I have an Appy, and I adore her to the moon and back
  • Karlie - 2015-07-27
    I'm ten and have an appy he is the most love and gentle thing ever he is a good jumper he is very fast too so watch out but your definitely making the riight choice
  • Georgia Hummel - 2015-09-03
    I am 16 and have got my appaloosa when he was 13. He is amazing! Appaloosas are a very versatile breed. Mine has competed and placed in trail, halter, showmanship, english, western, horsemanship, equitation, reigning, western riding, barrels, poles, keyhole, flags, speed and action, and jumping. Plus he is always ready to go for just a plain old trail ride. He does this all and is blind.
  • unknown - 2015-09-15
    You r all so lucky to have an Appy. Me and my friend have to share a horse and its not an Appy.
  • brookie - 2016-02-12
    ya i had to pay for mine myself to and im only 12 so i would cleans stall and warm up horses for barrels to get my money my mom said that if i buy him myself she would help with the other expensens but he was so worth it!!!!! his trott is reallllllyyyyy bumpy but lope and gallops and a canters are really smooth and you dont usually have to use big spurs either
  • KIKI - 2016-03-09
    Congrats! My daughter just bought a 2 year old registered appy filly with excellent bloodlines. However since you are buying a baby, make sure you have a trainer, which will add extra costs! Our filly is going to away her first month this Saturday for training. Enjoy and good luck :)
Anonymous - 2015-08-04
i have a appaloosa mare she is hard to handle sometimes she is very bulky and strong she came from the Mt.Saint helens wild appaloosa fondation and was very wild she was sold in a auntion before i got her at 4 years old the people who had her before us sold her to us saying she was dead broke she wasnt even green broke so make sure u know whatbur buying

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  • brookie - 2016-02-17
    i wood of been pissed off is it a pretty appy
cassie cc;amik - 2015-11-10
I'm getting an appaloosa on 11-15-15, and its located in Wisconsin. I can't wait! How good is their temperament and are they good to ride?

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  • karlie lincoln - 2015-11-16
    yes appys are the best horses ever i have one
  • Jaymee Doherty - 2015-11-24
    I'm warning you now, but their trot is bumpy it's not even funny
  • Harley West - 2015-12-04
    Appaloosa are the best horses they are so sweet my horses name is pokadot.
  • Autumn Rossey - 2016-01-26
    appys are the best they are loveing and verry fast.
  • brookie - 2016-02-16
    they usually have a good temperament and they are really good to ride
Jaymee Doherty - 2015-11-24
My Appaloosa/Quarter horse mix is very mischievous. When my papa has all of the horses in the pasture together. Thumper, Ally, Princess, and Sierra won't come to the barn to get feed and papa said he will have to sell him and he's my baby... along with his 'mare', Moon, she's my baby. Is this normal for the horses to be stubborn.

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  • brookie - 2016-02-12
    yes it's pretty normal mine's name is mickee and he is brown with white on his but and he likes to be stubborn with me becauseeim 12 but he's a really good with barrels and poles what about yours
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jezlyn - 2011-03-23
Amazing I love Tennessee walking horses.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-28
    They are gorgeous.
  • Merida DunBroch - 2016-01-31
    Me too. Horses are awesome.
MS. H. Ollava - 2012-01-26
Are these the horses that walk with their hind quarters down? PLS reply.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    They have a unique walk to them and are very comfortable to ride. Narrower an the walk and smooth. Not exactly sure what you mean by hind quarters own? Tucked?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-27
    I did some research on hindquarters on a walk in a horse and any of the material I found said that some horses can be 'trained' to walk with the hindquarters lower or tucked but it is a training. It is not a natural thing and in fact will disrupt the natural gait of the horse. It is used fo show, tricks and is not a natural gait for a horse and if the horse appears to naturally walk like this, there is probably something wrong. On this note, vets went into breathing in the abdomen and the side to side gait and why it is there etc and it was over my head on the terms. Regardless, anything I could find said not natural for hindquarters to be own.
  • Brooke - 2014-05-18
    Yes, that form of walking is referred to as 'the big lick'. It has a lot of controversy on wether or not it is harmful to the walking horse. Some of the trainers do a thing called soaring to promote the gait, but it is highly illegal and looked for at all of the shows. The stacked and weighted shoes are commonly used, but can cause long term hoof and leg problems. Tennessee walking horses can do much more then the big lick, that is just one thing they commonly are trained to do. I own one myself and he just rides pleasure and never big lick trained.
  • Merida DunBroch - 2016-01-31
    Yes. Those are the padded Walkers.
dennis - 2015-01-31
my spouse just bought a tn walker palomino very sweet.. how much hay a day do you feed. and she has aggression with food how do u break that..thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-02-03
    You can give her access to fresh hay all day, but don't know about the 'food aggression' problem.
  • Skylar - 2016-01-28
    We have a quarter horse that has some food aggression, we always separate the and sometimes when she starts to show aggression we take the food away from we've been doing it for a couple of weeks and she is starting to get better we can turn her loose with the other horses and have hay out she is perfectly fine but with grain she gets a little pushy. We are rescuing a Tennessee walker from a kill pen. Any advice we have a Tennessee walker already and he is just a plain out sweet boy.
  • Merida DunBroch - 2016-01-31
    Well as for the amount of hay it really depends on her work, weather conditions,etc. As for the feed aggression, if you are feeding them in a field spread everyone out and tie them up. If your mare is aggressive about hay too, put out a seperate bale or pile.
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Jean Bubble - 2011-02-21
I have ridden American Saddlebreds all of my life, and they are so amazing!

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  • Debra - 2015-12-10
    What type of temperament does breed have ?

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