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The Appaloosa Horse Breed

Prized by the Nez Perce Tribes of colonial America, the Appaloosa with its distinctive coat patterns has been seen or noted in ancient cave drawings, historic documents, Persian and European art from the 14th century, and Chinese art dating as far back as 500 B.C. The Appaloosa gets its name from the Palouse …

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How much weight can a horse carry?

There is no absolute rule on how much weight a horse can carry. It is highly dependent on factors like breed, conformation, conditioning, and discipline. Certain breeds such as the Quarter Horse, Arabian, Icelandic Pony, and draft breeds are more suitable for carrying heavier loads. Horses that are used for light pleasure riding …

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