Appaloosa meets Draft Horse

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 23, 2008, 2:20

Actually, the Noriker doesn't have Appaloosa bloodlines - this color pattern has existed in Europe for centuries, where it is sometimes called "tiger" pattern (think "leopard" - same idea). The Noriker is a ancient draft breed from the Alps that is often spotted, though it comes in other colors, too. It has strong links to the classic baroque horses. This guy is beautiful!

There are some nice photos here, too. Check out the beautiful halters and harnesses on some of these horses.