Welcome to foaling season at Blue Creek Appaloosas. Charles Potts, a breeder of Foundation Appaloosa Horses, will show you multiple examples of different colored horses and explain the genetics behind their fascinating spots.
In addition to the fascinating color spectrum of borderline all black to borderline all white, Appaloosas are distinguished by several other identifying characteristics. One of these is the white sclera around the eyes, giving their faces a human-like touch. Many of the horses have striped hooves, a reflection of the spotting effect on the color pattern. Appaloosas’ dispositions make them easy to handle and be with, in contrast to hot-blooded horses of the Thoroughbred and Arabian breeds.
Bring your kids to enjoy the babies up close and learn the origins of the interesting names Charles gives them, such as “Padopani,” “Cherakna,” and “Waatnuwas.”
Suitability: Children welcome, great for the family.
Difficulty: Involves short walks and standing for periods of time.
Things to Bring
Participants should wear comfortable shoes or boots for walking and standing, as well as attire suitable for a morning on the farm. This will be a rain or shine event, so depending on the weather, a hat with a brim, sunglasses and sunscreen would be beneficial. Bring a refillable water bottle, your camera and a sense of adventure.