The articles below have appeared in the ICAA Newsletter.
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By Sharon January, originally published in the Winter 2018/2019 ICAA Newsletter
The full title of this article is "Appaloosa Genetics and the Contributions and Benefits of our Solid lp/lp Horses". For those who do not fully understand the genetics of the Appaloosa, this article summarizes it in simple terms. The very first page shows two phenotypically solid Appaloosas and the reasons you should always get leopard or near-leopard foals from crossing two horses with these genetics.
By Renee Dubyk, originally published in the Fall 2019 Newsletter.
An excellent, very well written, and educational article on driving horses, fron one horse to teams and fine carriages.
By Robyn Lay, originally published in the Fall 2014 Newsletter.
Follow Robyn's experience of riding one section of the Chief Joe Trail Ride.
By Sharon January, originally published in the Winter 2015/2016 Newsletter.
What is the real meaning of a foundation horse? This article explains what a foundation horse really is, and what ICAA's foundation horses are.
By Sheryll Pizanelli-Morgan , originally published in the Spring 2018 Newsletter.
Meet the gorgeous little mare named Sequoia Reign, who overcame a devastating injury that most horses would never have tolerated, and healed to become stong enough to withstand the rigors of trails. She is a tribute to the Appaloosa disposition and mind.
By Jan Dobson, originally published in the Fall 2016 Newsletter.
Jan and her husband, Stan, took many of the Appaloosas to the Appaloosa Night event at the Tennessee State Fair, where they showed off their spots, and drew adults and children, many of who had never touched a horse, to experience these beauties.
By Robyn Lay, orginally published in the Winter 2015/2016 Newsletter.
Robyn gives insight on the most important criteria for selecting a stallion for your mare, The right match will determine what kind of foal you "build."
By Charles Potts of Blue Creek Appaloosas, originally published in the Summer 2016 Newsletter.
Charles tells the history behind Blue Creek Appaloosas, where he has an exceptional breeding program of higher generation horses. Charles is currently breeding a good number of six-generation horses.
By Laura Clifford, originally published in the January 2005 Newsletter, and republished in the Spring 2019 Newsletter.
Photos and photo comments added by Sharon January 2019. This article covers tips on presenting your horse, and the faciliy surround it, for the best possible outcome of selling.
By Linda Hokanson, originally published in the Summer 2017 Newsletter.
The story of how this wonderful horse came to be. He was always a hit at all of the clinics he attended, with his beauty and his phenominal disposition. Sadly, he passed away after this article was written.
By Nell Weber, originally published in the Fall 2015 Newsletter.
How Nell got started in Appaloosas, introduced to ICAA, and how she aquired VKS Thunder Moon. He was compeing successfully in reining, and later went to Kentucky, where he is currently located at the Kentucky Horse Park. Still owned by Nell, he entertains the crowds daily in the Parade of Breeds, with his spectacular coat pattern, and shows off a few of his reining skills..
By Robyn Lay, originally published in the Summer 2015 Newsletter.
A disturbing recent trend in many states across America has been a closure of horse trails.
By T Creamer7, reprinted from "Heart of Phoenix Equine Education Blog" and published in the Summer 2019 Newsletter.
If we could only make this truth fully understood in the horse world, how much time and trouble would horses, buyers, owners, and trainers save?
By Conny Riedel, originally published in the Spring 2017 Newsletter.
Meet Conny, who was born and raised in Germany. She came to the US in 2003, brining one of her horses with her. She is now on the ICAA Board of Trustees and is the District Rep for District V.
By Renee Dubyk, originally published in the Fall 2018 Newsletter.
Meet Renee, who, along with her partner, Allen Tucci, own Murder Hollow. They have a wonderful breeding operation, and also drive and compete in driving competitions (see article on "The Fine Art of Driving". Renee is currently the District Rep for District I.
By Linda Hokanson, originally published in the Summer 2018 Newsletter.
Linda and her gelding, Stars Wildfire SL, participated in an annual ride to raise money for breast cancer research in Alberta, Canada, where they experienced beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way.
By Sharon January, originally published in the Summer 2017 Newsletter.
Few people stop to consider how important good pictures can be down the road for identification purposes. Whether it is for a potential buyer to be reassured that the horse is the one being considered or bought, to get lost paperwork reissued, or to recover a stolen horse, "bad pictures" and "bad descriptions" can thwart the needs.
By Anna Larson, originally published in the Fall 2017 Newsletter.
Meet Anna, and discover her history, her horses, and about her special mare, Hobos Dream Girl, who came to her in a dream, came to her in real life.
By Robyn Lay, originally published in the Fall 2014 Newsletter.
Robyn shares a bit of her history and how she came to know and appreciate the ICAA registry.
By Deborah Ann New, originally published in the Spring 2015 Newsletter.
Written by Deborah while she was living in South Africa, learn about her fascinating careers and her history with horses in South Africa. She has moved back to the US since this article was written.
By Jan Dobson, originally published in the Winter 2014/2015 Newsletter
Jan and Stan Dobson of Foggy Valley Farms are showing breeders what hard work and quality stock can produce! In 2015, they produced the first documented 7 generation Appaloosa colt in the world. Jan is currently on the Board of Trustees and the District Rep for District II.
By Kim Rumpsa.
Kim's story of her life with horses and the long road of showing,riding, and hard work to become the owner of not only one living Gold Medallion earning stallion, but two living Gold Medallion stallions, and the owner of the only Appaloosa horse in the world to have earned two Gold Medallions.