Well, how could an Appaloosa-lovin' Ranch Girl not be after she noticed a new set of spots in the field when she pulled up to the ranch last Saturday?
I immediately had to check him out up close. The sorrel leopard color is my new favorite, a color I'd love to have on my next Appaloosa.
Of course, this spotted beauty was nearly too busy devouring his pasture dinner to give me the time of day, so I picked a handful of the green stuff to guarantee a pet.
This gelding, named Tigger, is blind in his left eye. He has moon blindness. This has always been a bit of a fear for me, being an Appy owner.
I love how this little gelding has loud color and a handsome face and expression! He seems like a character and I'm curious to get to know him more and observe how a horse with reduced eye sight manages life. Already he has found a buddy that seems to help him on his "blind" side (the bay in the photos.)
Just a reminder about my Mystery Foal Contest! Go HERE to enter if you haven't already. The contest will be running until Ruby foals, which is unknown but will be in the next month. Thank you to all of my old friends who have stopped by to say hello, and welcome to new friends, too. I am happy to get to know you!