The Nez Perce people bred Appaloosas for transport, hunting, and battle. The modern Appaloosa is still an extremely versatile horse. Its uses include pleasure and long-distance trail riding, working cattle and rodeo events, racing, and many other Western and English riding sports.
What are Appaloosas best at?
Personality and Temperament
The Appaloosa is independent, intelligent, and courageous. It can also be fierce — making it an ideal war horse in the past. Currently, it is considered one of the best riding horses, especially for those who know how to handle horses.