Nez Perce horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on November 16, 2007, 6:15

The Nez Perce tribe were the inventors of the original  Appaloosa (see my recent post). Needless to say, the US had at times a policy of confiscating or destroying the horses of Native Americans, so only recently (well, over a decade ago now!) have the Nez Perce begun a project to rebuild their horse breeding program. With the Appaloosa now an established breed in the US, and even the Foundation Appaloosa being fairly widely bred, the program directors thought to do something unique, and began a line of crossbred horses: Akhal Teke and Appaloosa. It's an interesting mix, bringing together