American Paint Horse
The name of this horse breeds direct us to know about the features of the same breed. So, we are going to talk about a horse breed that has colorful coat pattern, which is essential to the identity of the breed. But thats not all a horse needs to be registered in the American Paint Horse Association APHA, which was founded in 1965.
There are certain requirements that have to be complied. Its thought that the first paint horse is been brought from Spain. A horse must exhibit a minimum amount of white hair over pink skin and at least one of the parents must be registered as American Paint Horse. Besides the white hair the other parts of the horse coat are markings with any shape and size.
They can be colored black, brown bay, roan, dun, gray, cream, chestnut, palomino, champagne etc. Markings can be located anywhere on the horses body. The colors, markings and patterns, combined with the athletic ability, conformation and agreeable disposition makes them a quality horse breed.
Nickname of this horse breed is Paint. In some opinions Paints are one of the many breeds that are categorized and registered simply because of their color, thus they are not technically a breed. It descends from spotted Quarter horses and Thoroughbreds. Their average height is around 14.2 to 16 hands they are short-coupled, strong-boned and have powerful hindquarters and a low center of gravity that makes them well-balanced.
The Pinto is the Spanish word for paint, but these two terms have different meanings. Not all Pintos are Paints and most Paints are also Pintos. Unfortunately Paints has a genetic problem- Lethal White Syndrome which makes them vulnerable to other diseases.
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