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The Legendary Appaloosa

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The Legendary Appaloosa holds something for everyone, from the trail rider to the cutter; reiner to racer; rancher to rodeo fan; from breeder to exhibitor to historian to therapeutic rider—to just plain Appaloosa lover. Aside from the breed’s distinctively unique color patterns, that all-around ability is what makes the Appaloosa such an incredible subject for Cheryl’s expertise.—Diane RiceEditor, Appaloosa Journal The Legendary Appaloosa is a blend of interesting text and authentic photographs of the Appaloosa ...

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Overview

The Legendary Appaloosa holds something for everyone, from the trail rider to the cutter; reiner to racer; rancher to rodeo fan; from breeder to exhibitor to historian to therapeutic rider—to just plain Appaloosa lover. Aside from the breed’s distinctively unique color patterns, that all-around ability is what makes the Appaloosa such an incredible subject for Cheryl’s expertise.—Diane RiceEditor, Appaloosa Journal The Legendary Appaloosa is a blend of interesting text and authentic photographs of the Appaloosa horse. Important events in Appaloosa history are covered, along with a wide range of the significant aspects of the breed. This book analyzes what the Appaloosa is and does and where it is in today's world.—From the foreword, written by George Hatley

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“The Legendary Appaloosa is a soul-stirring photographic profile. Aside from the breed's distinctively unique color patterns, [its] all-around ability is what makes the Appaloosa such an incredible subject for Cheryl's expertise.”—Diane Rice, Editor, Appaloosa Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599210483
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,403,012
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Dudley is a staff writer on The Appaloosa Journal, the magazine of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the breed’s registry and governing body. She lives in Moscow, Idaho.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by George Hatley1. A Legendary PresenceIntroduction to the Appaloosa 2. Trail of the Spotted HorseHistory of the Appaloosa3. Dream in ColorAppaloosa coat patterns and characteristics4. Breed for Flair Foals5. The Finest FriendStories of companionship6. Puttin' on the RitzShow7. Hit the TrailTrail and endurance8. The Working HorseRanch, rodeo, therapy

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With its distinctive spotted-rump “blanket” patch, the Appaloosa is among the most recognizable of horse breeds. Bred by the Nez Percé tribe for its mystical appearance and qualities, the breed is now used for competitive and pleasure riding.
 
The Legendary Appaloosa celebrates this breed, with the following chapters on the Appaloosa’s history, its coat patterns and other physical characteristics, its bond with humans, and the breed’s uses for pleasure riding and as a ranch horse, as well as in competitions such as horse show, rodeos, and endurance races:
 
• An American Presence:  The Legend
• Nature’s Work of Art: Coats of   Many Colors
• Dream in Color: Breeding   Appaloosas
• Babies, Babies: Appaloosa Foals
• The Finest Friend: Companionship
• Tack Up for the Trail: “All good   things are wild and free.”
• At Work and Play: Performance
 
With more than 165 stunning color photographs that complement the authoritative and evocative text, The Legendary Appaloosa will be enjoyed by every lover of the breed and will be referred to and savored for years to come.
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