13 Appaloosa Horses to Remind You of the American West

Posted by Paige Cerulli
Brianna via Flickr

The Appaloosa is a notable symbol of the American West, and these 13 Appaloosa horses will certainly remind you of the days before the West was won.

The Appaloosa has been present in North America since the early 1700s, and the breed is known for being the horse of the Nez Perce tribe.

Appaloosas are fast and agile, and their coats are striking and beautiful. The Appaloosa is now one of America’s most beloved horse breeds.

Take a look at these 13 horses that embody the characteristics of the Appaloosa breed.

At One with Nature

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Gilliamhome’s Olympus E3 via Flickr

Visiting Trio

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heloodeloo via Flickr

Striking Pattern in a Field

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Rachel Stelmach via Flickr

Competition In-Hand

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Brianna via Flickr

Striking a Pose

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meike_g via Flickr

Baby Appaloosa!

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bankerssilvermoon via Flickr

Competing

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Brianna via Flickr

Pattern Detail

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Scott Robinson via Flickr

Glamour Shots

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Dawn Perry via Flickr

English Competition

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Brianna via Flickr

Western Lope

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Brianna via Flickr

Western In-Hand Class

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Brianna via Flickr

Waiting, Ready to Go

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Kristen Fulara via Flickr

The Appaloosa has always been a symbol of the American West. Through hundreds of years of evolution, the breed has not lost its distinctive coat and continues to turn heads in the show ring, on the trail, and in the schooling ring.

The Appaloosa is a versatile breed which is popular in multiple disciplines. It’s no wonder that the breed is so popular today!

13 Appaloosa Horses to Remind You of the American West