Handmade from cottonwood... Horses are burned in and then painted by hand... There are four horses representing the four colors in directions with four horse tracks on the top was made by Monica zephier.. this would make a great gift one-of-a-kind.The Appaloosa is an American horse breed best known for its colorful spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range of body types within the breed, stemming from the influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its history. Each horse's color pattern is genetically the result of various spotting patterns overlaid on top of one of several recognized base coat colors. The color pattern of the Appaloosa is of interest to those who study equine coat color genetics, as it and several other physical characteristics are linked to the leopard complex mutation.