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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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.....?..... - 2012-02-05
I had a haffi. It bucked me off and nearly killed me! So now i hate them. Are they all like that?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-06
    I really am sorry you were thrown. Not fun, been there down that a whole bunch of times. You would have thought I would have learned. You can't get mad at a bicycle cuz it ran into the curb. You can't get mad at the curb for being there. You can't get mad at the stair cuz you tripped. You don't get mad at the horse cuz you got tossed. You get right back on and take it slow and easy - maybe just walk in the coral area for a few days. Wait until you are relaxed and comfortable. Walk - and walk until you and the horse are comfortable. Have someone with you. Now, if you believe the horse is ill, ill tempered, out of control - have a vet come out and check the horse.
  • Kaitlyn J - 2012-02-09
    Well clearly you are a novice rider! And No they are not! All horses bucked someone off. If you were riding a BROKE horse and riding PROPERLY that probably would not have happened.
  • eva - 2012-02-26
    You are a beginner no horse is bad. Bad ones are all only either untrained or mistreated.
  • Teresa - 2013-02-18
    Wow NO! I have been around lots of TW and SSH! But the Haflinger is a beautiful, well mannered, amazing horse! The first time I got on my geldings back I trusted him with my life. I will NEVER ride anything but a Haflinger ! God sent is that breed!
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-15
    All haflingers are not like this. I have one and she is so sweet! She tries so hard and she can even go on the bit very well. She is so cute and chunky!
  • Judy Strauss - 2015-11-29
    We have just bought a haflinger mare. She is 14 yrs old, and on her own. She has plenty of interaction with us because the stable/paddock is just at the back of the house. She has settled in really well and we have put the grandchildren on her and my sister, daughter in law and myself have all ridden her with no problems. She is a beautiful horse with a lovely friendly nature although she can be pushy but she has improved quickly with firm kind handling. (She has not had a lot of work over the last couple of years, but the previous user had borrowed her from a friend as a confidence builder because she had a bad experience and she had had several riders at a 'slack hack' day at a local pony club and went well with that) My idea is to use her as a pleasure horse, trail riding, maybe a bit of pony club and stuff like that. I have ridden her around our ten acre property to show her around and she went well. I am 58 years old and havent been on a horse for a few years!! Really pleased with our purchase. Judy, South Australia
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Elizabeth - 2015-11-26
Can an Arabian horse be let in a pasture that has a few mole holes but with lots of grass? or does it need to be in a sandy paddock?

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Michaelene Peters - 2015-11-23
I bought my blanket and leopard geldings in July from an Appaloosa Breeding Ranch in NY. I was told that they were broke to ride, I have only been able to get on the blanket in their paddock, not able to put a bit in his mouth. He is so attached to the leopard that I cannot take either one alone without the other one trying to break out of the pasture. I would not trade them for anything, they are mischievious, loving and have a great personality.

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  • Jaymee Doherty - 2015-11-24
    This sounds like my appaloosa and quarter horse mix. Thumper is so mischievous. When I go to run my barrel pattern, he will be lazy and trot instead of bolting through the pattern
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taya - 2015-11-09
my principal has one


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