"The Bug" came to me from her breeders at Northstar Appaloosas in Minnesota and she's been a wonderful addition to my herd. Bug is not nearly as big as Topper making her a MY size horse. She is my primary riding horse at the moment and just a wonderful ride.
The biggest problem with the Bug is her color and keeping her clean. She roaned out quite fast from the large blanket pattern she had as a baby to a leopard pattern as an adult.
under a year above yearling year below.
In fact she roaned so fast and lost so much color that at one point I was afraid she would go completely white and loose all the color.
two year old year
But finally she stablilized into a white with spots leopard pattern, and the spots even got bigger again. Owning an appaloosa is quite an adventure because they can change year to year in really strange ways.
5 year old year
The Bug is an awesome trail horse and smart as a whip. Her gentle manner and easy going nature make her one of my favorite horses to ride. Her pedigree is majority foundation appaloosa breeding, but she's missing one line that makes her not eligible to be registered with the ApHC, but she is a registered Colorado Ranger horse. She has been in training to become my mounted shooting competition horse and doing very well. I hope to be competitive in mounted shooting events in the near future. Plus she looks really awesome in my new mounted shooting saddle.