In 1980-81, the ApHC commissioned a "new" Appaloosa ideal from famous artist Orren Mixer. This new ideal Appaloosa was unveiled in 1981. The Appaloosa it depicted had
some distinct conformational differences from the Phippen Appaloosa, and had distinct similarities to the ideal Quarter Horse, also painted by Mixer, for the American Quarter
Horse Association. However, the conformation pictured in the new visual ideal still fell within the written standard which specified that the Appaloosa was a stock horse
type which was a pleasure to ride.
The "Phippen Appaloosa" and the "Mixer Appaloosa" have been some of the most talked about
"ideal Appaloosa" images, but they were not the only artist's images used by the ApHC and others to depict the Appaloosa. Visit theAppaloosa Profiles page for more historic images of Appaloosas from the 1930s to