Tuff" is an exceptional example of the foundation appaloosa of days gone by . He is a 93% foundation-bred, homozygous black and white appaloosa stallion, is ApHC-registered, and is International Colored Appaloosa Association (ICAA), Sundance 500 , and Foundation Appaloosa Horse Registry (FAHR) eligible. His pedigree boasts multiple World and National ApHC champions, from a time when horses not only haltered, but also performed! We believe "Tuff" possesses the perfect combination of athleticism, attitude, and looks to help build a great appaloosa as intended from past bloodlines. We have raised and sold three of his foals on our own. **His first foal, a black stud colt has been successfully shown in halter, in-hand, and under saddle in local and 4-H shows by a teenager. **His second foal is is a dark bay snowflake/roan filly with heavy mottling. **His third foal is a gorgeous stud colt, black grulla with large blanket, sold to Texas as a stud prospect. We have shipped semen to Colorado, Michigan, and Texas, producing colored foals, all with a black base and great conformation.
He is showcased as the model appaloosa in the third edition (p.190) of the book, Equine Color Genetics. He was professional trained as a yearling, began under saddle as a three-year old, and sent for additional cow training as a five year old. He is broke to ride with a soft mouth and smooth gaits. He has been ridden on trail rides and exposed to cattle work. As a yearling, he was Reserve Grand Champion Halter stallion at the Keystone International Livestock Show.
He has pasture-bred our mares and has been successfully collected and frozen for AI transport, so he is experienced with both. He has been well taken care of, up-to-date on his shots, current Coggins, feet are trimmed on a regular basis with no need for shoes.
This is a true foundation-bred Appaloosa with the heritage to leave a legacy for you with your mares.