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American Paint Horse Information

American Paint Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Paint Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Paint Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

American Paint Horse - horse Breeds | ცხენის ჯიშები| cxenis jishebi

Intro

The paint is a performance type color breed and are bred exclusively to keep their spotted pattern. Crosses to gaited, pony or draft breeds are not recognized by the registry, only Thoroughbred or Quarter Horse blood is allowed.

Origins

The first paint horses in American are thought to have been brought over from Spain, where record of their existence stretches back to 700 A.D.
These spotted horses were prized by Native Americans and among the early cow ponies and stock animals of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Today the paint horse is heavily influenced by Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse blood, creating a versatile and intelligent animal. Breeding is based on American Paint Horse Registry (APHA), American Quarter Horse Association and Jockey Club Registry requirements.
There are two major patterns recognized by the paint breed overo and tobiano

Overo

Rarely has white extending across the back between withers and tail At least one (and often all four) dark legs Head markings are bald, apron or bonnet-faced White markings are irregular, scattered and spash-like Tail is generally one color Animal may be either predominately white or dark

Tobiano

Generally displays solid colored head with a facial marking Usually all four legs are white below hocks and knees Spots are regular and clear in oval or round patterns Spots on neck and chest and either one or both flanks are dark Animal may be either predominately white or dark

Features

Average height 15 – 16 hands
Good balance
Built solid for stock work
Compact and refined

Physique

Head is straight with large eyes Neck is muscular and well-formed Sloped shoulder and short, strong back Legs are solid and strong

Traditional Colors

Piebald & Skewbald

Temperament

Intelligent and refined Strong and willing animal built for hard work Refined elements of Thoroughbred and QH blood creates a versatile animal

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