The Appaloosa …

26 Jan

 A Breed of Renown …

Strangely, in The Appaloosa we don’t get to see the Appaloosa pony all that much – the movie is not really about the horse. But I still wish they had shown him more.  Truly a beautiful animal.
The pony in the movie was named Rojo.
 http://horsefame.tripod.com/appaloosa.html

Curiously enough, the recent film Appaloosa (2008) starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen also has nothing to do with a horse either. One wonders if the title isn’t a nod to The Appaloosa.

The Appaloosa - Brando

Brando with the Appaloosa – alas, one of the few good images in the movie.

The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa

The history of the Appaloosa Horse breed is much too involved to put here, but the Nez Perce Indians were responsible for the North American breed.

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Nez Perce Indians with Appaloosa / 1895

 

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