I dont remember how old I was when I became fascinated with Appaloosa SPOTS. We never had Appaloosas when I was growing up, but friends of ours did.
This is a good family friend, we did 4-H together, Kelly on Pumpkin, she was a realy cute mare, I remember her having hauling problems though. Kelly used to take lessons with Richard Schrake, and I went with them once, and saw the most drop dead gorgeous Appy mare I have ever seen, she was liver chestnut with a perfect micro snowflake blanket over her hips, the riding instructor actually took her blanket off so we could see her. Yes I got to meet Richard Schrake in his barn when he was in Hillsboro Or. All the awards on the walls and his big cowboy hat and boots, I was impressed, as a kid, I have talked to him as an adult too and am not so impressed anymore LOL. But he is nice enough. Kellys folks got into showing Appys on the circuit, bought a few mares in foal, my Mom hauled two home from Calif. for them one time. Eventually Kellys parents divorced, and He married Shannon McCullough, so I had some influence from the Appy world still. Shannon and Kellys dad just divorced too.
Ya dont laugh, thats me on the left and my cousin Matt on the right, I dont have any idea where I got my fashion sense, LOL, fine ok laugh LOL, thier mare had just foaled and we went to see the new baby, I just love Appaloosa blankets .....sigh......... he probably roaned out like his mama but he was a cute baby.
So at 33 years old I finally got my Appy spots, and I love her! Like the tongue LOL she is such a character. So is Meghan. I bought Emma when she was two, she is now nine.(or will be on Jan 10th, she was a very early baby. So I will continue my love of Appy spots, Pony Girls, Boy, is realy gorgeous, love his color! Maybe I will have to do a post of the Appy color patterns I like some day.