|July 1, 2015||The two variations of the G2 Appaloosa are added to the game.|
|January 12, 2022||A release date of January 19, 2022 is given for the G3 Appaloosa on SSO's News page.|
|January 17, 2022||A trailer for the G3 Appaloosa is released on SSO's social media pages.|
|January 19, 2022||Six variations of the G3 Appaloosa are added to the game.|
|January 20, 2022||A G3 Appaloosa variation is added to the Star Stable Horses App.|
|February 16, 2022||Star Stable initially announces the generation 1.5 Appaloosa to be removed from the game on April 6th, 2022.|
|March 30, 2022||The G1.5 Appaloosas (along with G1.5 Akhal-Tekes) are erroneously removed early.|
|April 13, 2022||The G1.5 Appaloosas are added back to the horse market, with a final removal date of April 27th given.|
|April 27, 2022||The G1.5 Appaloosas are removed from the game for a final time.|
"The Nez Perce Native Americans named this horse after the Palouse River that ran through the heart of Nez Perce country. The Appaloosa is an all-round horse and they say there is an Appaloosa for every riding discipline."
"In the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia Plateau the Nimíipuu people, called the Nez Percé, developed one of the world’s most colorful breeds. Named by white settlers after the Palouse River, the Appaloosa are descendents of the Spanish horses brought to the Americas. The breed was said to be lofty, narrow bodied, elegantly formed, and some displayed irregular white spots and a unique gait. Their numbers were decimated after the Nez Percé War, the remaining horses confiscated or crossbred for farming. But the flashy coat patterns did not disappear and their global popularity increased over the last century, their bloodlines added to other breeds to spread their beautiful coats.
While iconic in American Westerns, the Appaloosa is a versatile breed that excels in all riding disciplines, performing as well in barrel racing as in show jumping. They are reliable and friendly, good for any age, and intelligent. No two Appaloosa look the same, coming in every base color and several different spotting patterns. They are loyal companions, courageously staying by your side through any adventure, as unique and special as you!
The Appaloosa breeders of Jorvik cultivated the rare gait, prized by the Nez Percé and ranch hands alike, and called it the Appy Amble. Historically, “shufflers” were highly sought after by cowpokes, the smooth intermediate gait ideal for working all day in the saddle."
The Appy Amble
While most breeds in SSO only have five gaits, the Generation 3 Appaloosa has six. This special gait is called the "appy amble". In SSO no other horse breed is able to Appy Amble. To do the Appy Amble, the horse must be walking. The player then must hold down the 'Shift' key and then simultaneously hit either the up arrow or the 'W'. The Gen 3 Appaloosa will then begin to do the Appy Amble. During the Appy Amble, the horse cannot move to a faster gait or jump. To stop Ambling, simply slow your horse down like you would with any other.
Five hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 2 Appaloosa at the Horse Stylist. These styles are identical on all Gen 2 American Paint Horse, Appaloosa, and American Quarter Horse models.
- Button Braids
Eight hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 3 Appaloosa at the Horse Stylist.
- Button Braids
- Loose Bands
- Long Straight
- Long Wavy
Colors, Pricing, and Location
Note: The Generation 1/1.5 Appaloosas, were removed from the game April 27, 2022.
The Gen 2 Appaloosas are sold for 450 SC. Both variations can be found at Ferdinand's Horse Market.
- Black Near Leopard
- Brown Spotted Blanket
The Gen 3 Appaloosas are sold for 900 SC. They are located at the following locations:
- Bay Extended Blanket - Steve's Farm
- Black Extended Snowcap - Steve's Farm
- Black Leopard - Steve's Farm
- Chestnut Varnish Roan Extended Blanket - Steve's Farm
- Flaxen Chestnut Peacock Leopard Blanket - Steve's Farm
- Sun Bleached Black Extended Blanket - Fort Pinta
Star Stable Horses
An Appaloosa is available in Star Stable Horses. The fully raised foal can be bought for 900 SC.
- Black Varnish Roan Leopard
- The Gen 3's special gait, the "Appy Amble," also goes by the name, "Indian shuffle." SSO likely avoided using this name as it can be seen as an insensitive term for the native peoples of North America.
- When the Gen 2 Appaloosa was first released, it was missing a frame in its jump animation and recovery animation. This meant the horse could gain an advantage in races and championships. The extra frames were added in the update on October 7, 2020, meaning the horse now jumps and recovers at regular speeds.
- The Gen 2 Appaloosa in SSO shares its model and animations with the American Quarter Horses, and the Gen 2 American Paint Horses.