The Appaloosa Horse is an American breed that originated in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is known for its colorful coat, typically consisting of patches, spots, stripes and other variations. Its most distinctive feature is a white blanket pattern on its hindquarters. Appaloosas are sure-footed and have excellent stamina, making them popular mounts among both novice and experienced riders alike. They are also intelligent and loyal, making them a great choice for any discipline from trail riding to show jumping.