The Distinguishing Features of Walkaloosa Horses
Walkaloosa Horse Characteristics
Walkaloosa horses come in many shapes and sizes. The smooth natural gaits and colorful coat patterns make this wonderful animal unique.
Eyes ringed with white sclera, large and kind, widely spaced. Profile may be straight or slightly dished. A coarse head or Roman nose is not desirable. Muzzle should be clean and fine. Skin may have mottling around eyes and/or lips.
Well set on the shoulders, medium to long in length. Throatlatch well defined; neck may be slightly arched.
Sloping shoulders, good depth through the heart girth, moderately wide chest, well muscled, but not muscle bound. Withers should be well defined, but not pronounced.
Relatively short and strong.
Slightly sloping. Tail well set and carried gracefully. Hip long and reaching.
Straight, clean, and flat boned. Extreme fineness of bone is not desirable. Hooves striped, able to carry the horse’s weight.
13 to 17 hands. 14.2 to 15.3 hands being most typical. Weight 600 to 1,300 pounds. May be of a stout or a refined build.
Coloring typical of that found in the Appaloosa. Patterns including, but not limited to Leopard, Blanketed, Roan, and Snowflake.
Gentle, kind, and willing. Suitable for amateurs.
Outstanding pleasure and trail mounts. Used for field trials, pleasure riding, range work, cattle work, and the show ring.