jeudi 29 juin 2023

Real Appaloosa? Fake Appaloosa?

For the third year in a row, I got the horses at home!
This year, not with Excalibur, but with an appaloosa mare, her name is Ruby.

She's a true 100% purebred appaloosa. 

If you look at her quickly... she doesn't even sport any of the appaloosa characteristics.

But if you really search after, you'll see a tiny bit of mottling in her muzzle... she's also got a bit of the white sclera eyes.

Amira is not a purebred appaloosa, I'm not even sure she's from a real appaloosa mare or just a mare that sported the color.
But she's definely a nice varnish roan appy ;)

So who's the real appaloosa? who's the fake one? It's really a matters of point of view...

Fun fact, if Amira is the color of Jolly Jumper -Lucky Luke's horse- (wich is known to be an appaloosa), Ruby is the color of Flicka -My Friend Flicka- wich is probably out of an appaloosa mare if you stand on the book description.

Disclaimer: I wrote this article for fun, I'm aware that appaloosa color doesn't do a horse of the breed and the opposite, thank you ;)

mercredi 28 juin 2023

Color Quizz

 I've started a Quizz on instagram, to talk about my color preferences...

What's your guess?
-Do I love most appaloosa as a breed or appaloosa as a color?
Side question: wich type do I love best? appaloosa modern type or appaloosa foundation?

Most of you guessed it right.
I love the appaloosa color more than just the breed. That's the spotted patterns I like... and I love every horse (or horse breed) that sports them!
I love the spotted ones so much that a lot of persons thinks I don't like solid colored horses, so...

-Wich 3 solids colors are my favorites (as solid colors)?
-Dapple Grey-Silver Bay-Liver Chestnut
-Chestnut- Red Roan-Cream
-Dapple Grey-Black-Blue Roan
Side question: wich colors are my favorite for appaloosa pattern on it:
-Light colors (chestnut, palomino & creams)
-Dark colors (bay, black & buckskin)
Most of you guessed it wrong.
No my favorite solid color aren't Chestnut, Red Roan & Cream.
The right answer is... Dapple Grey, Silver Bay & Liver Chestnut. I do love high contrast and I tend to prefer darker base and lighter mane for solid horses. Dapples Grey are my absolute second favorite color after the spotted pattern.
Speaking of spotted horses...
-Wich appaloosa patterns are my favorites?
-Blanket & Snowcap & Snowflake
-Few Spot & Leopard & Near-Leopard
-Leopard & Varnish & Few Spot
-Varnish & Pintaloosa & Blanket
Despite the fact that I love all appaloosa patterns...
My preference goes to leopards! Leopard color always have been my ideal.
I've got a soft spot for varnish, because of my mare, it's a pattern that have grown on me all thoses years.
And also, even if most of the time I prefer a good dotted horse, I also really appreciate the Few Spot color, wich is unique and full of surprises in it's expression. Few Spot foals are really cool.
Following Quizz will be about breeds and horses in general, I'll post it there too.
You can still reply to the side questions on the comments, I'll wrote a post to answer them later ;)

mardi 13 juin 2023

Dots & Spots - Do you see double?

 Hi everyone!

I've started this blog in 2016 and since, I've done my best to share with you my pictures and stories...
This year, I've drawn 2 greetings cards, that you can feel free to buy to support me!

Why I need support?

-I am an artist, living in France, wich is despite it's reputation not a simple place to earn it's life as is.

-I am a full time artist, I might do "food work" from time to time like everyone, but I appreciate when people buy and support my art, that's the best earned money. I work hard and I really wish for my artistic production to be a stable living... And it start with your help!

-Drawing is in my blood - and that's the best way for me to feel good.
If you love my blog, if you love my horses, if you love my work... you're in the right place and I love you back!

-I got a harsh time beeing able to offer my art to the world, and now you can have some... so enjoy... and if you like it, why not buy?!

The Cards are at $7 (price include an envelope that comes with) + shipping fees to your location.
Sent me a mail at to order ;)
Or You can found thoses cards on my ONLINE SHOP


The subject: two lookalike mares!
They doesn't life on the same continent but they are SO MUCH lookalike. That's Cricket (sunflower, who belong to @thebarefootappaloosa) and Amira (wisteria, my mare of course).
Do you know that in fact, I met Katherine (Cricket's owner) on facebook because we saw our mutual lookalike mares in our profile pics? Yes our friendship started because of this coïncidence... See double can be good!
Also, Katherine is the first who commissioned me when I started my drawing business, she believed in me and today I choose her mare as an egery for 2023!




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