There are different colors and types of the Appaloosa Color.
There is a Leopard Appaloosa, Blanket Appaloosa, Varnish Appaloosa, Few
Spots Appaloosa, Frost Appaloosa and a Snowflake Appaloosa. The base color
can be bay, black, chestnut, palomino, buckskin, grulla, or dun. Most people
associate with the Appaloosa Horse because of its unique spotting patterns.
Different from Dappled Horses you often see in grey horses and other horse
colors, Appaloosa markings overlay the base coat color, and have several
They different styles and spotted patterns include the Blanket Appaloosa,
Leopard Appaloosa, Snowflake Appaloosa, Frost Appaloosa, Varnish Appaloosa,
and Few Spot Appaloosa (see pictures below). The Blanket Appaloosa is white
over the hip that may extend from the tail to the base of the neck. The
spots inside the blanket are the same color as the horse's base coat.
The Leopard Appaloosa is a horse whose base color is nearly obscured by its
Appaloosa white patterning covering up to 90% of its body. Horse may exhibit
patches of color on the head, knees, elbows, and flank (called "varnish
marks"). Some may have as few as only one or two spots.
The Snowflake Appaloosa are horses with white spots and flecks on a dark
body. Typically the white spots increase in number and size as the horse
Varnish Appaloosa Horses have dark points on the legs and head, and some
spots or roaning over a light body. It may occur in conjunction with another
spotting style and change with age. Often starts out as a solid colored
horse that gets more white as it ages, but is not a grey.
Frost Appaloosas are similar to Varnish Appaloosas but the
white hairs are limited to the back, loins, and the neck. It may occur in
conjunction with another spotting style and change with age. Often starts
out as a solid colored horse that gets more white as it ages.
||Few Spots Appaloosa