This Appaloosa curly horse stallion named “Spot O Rust” was born in 2003, and was owned by our farm from about 2009-2011. This leopard Appaloosa stallion with medium curled for, a result of the curly horse gene, was out of a mare named Mead’s Pretty Amber, and sired by a stallion named Mead’s Bsyo Coyote. His base coat color is bay, which you can see and his dark-colored mane.
As the names in his pedigree imply, this horse was from the Mead line of curly horses. Also in Spot of Rust’s lineage age MCH Ernie* ABC 2246, White Dove ABC S-203, and foundation curly horses The Yellow Hornet* ABC 878(f) and “Old Grey Mare” ABC 719(f).
Spot O Rust sired at least two curly horse foals, Owyhee Nevada, a Zebra Dun curly horse with straight fur out of a straight-coated curly horse mare named Apple Tart. A second foal was born in 2011 named Patriot, out of a curly ABCR mare named Noble Debutante. Rusty was sold to Sacred Way Spirit Horses in 2011.
With a Masters Degree in Psychology and two decades of experience as a horseback rider, breeder, and tack store owner, Tatum has developed a unique approach to coaching adult riders that integrates the physical and emotional aspects of developing as a confident rider.