Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Paint Horse

Contributor(s): Kenneth Marcella

Specification

Category

  • Hotblood.

General information

  • 'Paint' refers to both breed and color.
  • Originally from the USA.
  • The Paint horse is known to date back to Egyptian times, from the 4th Century BC. Tombs, treasures and artifacts which show the use of Paint horses, in every aspect of daily life, have been found.
  • In the 1950s the Paint horse became as popular as it was in the late 19th Century when it was used extensively by cowboys.
  • One of the major horse breeds in the USA.
  • At the 25th anniversary of the APHA, in 1989, there were just over 170,000 registered Paint horses. The USA is now the second biggest registry of Paint horses.
  • The Paint horse is also very popular in Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
  • The Paint breed is almost identical to the genetics of the Quarterhorse   Quarterhorse  . A Paint born without color ('cropout') is indistiguishable from a Quarterhorse in conformation and general appearance.
  • When used as a color description, 'Paints' can be found in many breeds, eg Walking horses, Saddlebreds (called Spotted Saddlebreds)   Saddlebred  , Warmbloods   Dutch warmblood  and even Thoroughbreds   Thoroughbred  .

Ancestry

Principal uses

  • Western riding.
  • Dressage.
  • Showjumping.
  • Eventing.
  • Hunting.
  • Pony Club.

Standard

  • Registered.

Biological Data

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Organization(s)

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • American Paint Horse Association's Guide to Registration.APHA. Tel: +1 (817) 834-2742.


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