The semiprecious stone lapidary material known as Wild Horse is also referred to as Crazy Horse or Appaloosa Stone.
It is actually white magnesite with brown mottling, just like a paint horse. It also contains hematite.
Though sometimes called White Turquoise or Wild Horse Turquoise-it is not Turquoise. It is often used in Native American designs.
Wild Horse was found in the mid-90's near the Globe copper mine in the Gila wilderness area of southeastern Arizona. You can not drive to the location, so all the material has to be hiked out over a mile through rugged terrain.
Wild Horse has a hardness of 4, so care should be taken when setting, polishing and wearing Wild Horse cabochons.
Metaphysical Properties of Wild Horse: Magnesite is said to be a calming and soothing stone.