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The earliest evidence horses with a spotted coat pattern is from the cave paintings dating from the Upper Paleolithic era, circa 18,000 BC found at Lascaux and Peche-Merle in France. Archaeologists have found later evidence of domesticated horses with blanket spotting patterns in the art of Ancient Persia, Ancient Greece, the T'ang Dynasty of China and 11th century France.

The Appaloosa is a horse breed with preferred characteristics that include coat pattern. It is best known for a distinctive leopard spotted coat color, but has other distinctive physical characteristics. The Nez Perce tribe of the American Pacific Northwest developed the breed. They were once referred to by white settlers as the "Palouse horse", probably because the Palouse River ran through the heart of Nez Perce country. Gradually, the name evolved into "Appaloosa".

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  • Annie
    Annie

    Age: 18Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Indra
    Indra

    Age: 9Y Sex: M

    France

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    Tiffany Jay Barr

    Age: 31Y Sex: F

    United States

  • Wilvy
    Wilvy

    Age: 20Y Sex: F

    New Zealand

  • Lenny
    Lenny

    Age: 17Y Sex: M

    United States

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