"Versatility, Color and Hardiness"
The Appaloosa is a distinctive breed of horse. All Appaloosas have characteristics that set them apart from other breeds in the equine world.
- Mottled Skin - the skin of the Appaloosa is mottled with an irregular spotting,
a speckled pattern of pigmented and non-pigmented skin. Most often it can be found on the soft skin tissue of the horse, but can cover its entire body.
- White Sclera - white Sclera is the white area encircling the dark pupil of the horse's eye. Appaloosa eyes have a similarity to the human eye,
which is not true with all other breeds of horses. Most of them have a dark sclera, almost black.
- Striped Hooves - clearly defines vertically light and dark striped hooves on legs that have no white leg markings.
The Appaloosa breed is the only breed of horse that displays this characteristic.