Today’s Horse Facts: The American Paint

The American Paint Horse is a beautiful two or three colored breed of horse.

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Overo

( All facts taken from the websites cited at the end of the post)

Did you know that Pintos and Paints are two different horse breeds? The American Paint is a breed of horse that combines the conformation of a western stock horse with a pinto of white and dark coat colors. Do you know if you have ever ridden a Paint or a Pinto? Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:
1.   The American Paint Horse was developed from a base of spotted horses with Quarter Horse and Morgan bloodlines.
2.   The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) breed registry is now one of the fastest-growing in North America.
3.   The first known recorded description of early Paints in the New World was with Cortes in 1519.
4.   A Tobiano is the most common pattern, which looks like a white horse with dark spots.
5.   The Overo is always white with black markings.
6.   Paint horses can not be palomino and white.
7.   Since 1942 over one million Paints have been registered.
8.   A pinto differs from a Paint only due to bloodlines.
9.   A solid colored foal of two registered Paint parents, called “Solid Paint-Breds” or “Breeding Stock Paints,” can be registered.
10.  There are APHA members in more than 59 nations and territories in the world.

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Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are an American Quarter Horse expert! Here are the answers:
1. F   They were developed with Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred bloodlines.
2. T
3. T
4. T
5. F   The Overo can be be any shade of dark with white, with more dark than white.
6. F   Paint Horses can have a combination of white and any other color in the equine spectrum.
7. F   Since 1962 over a million have been registered.
8. T   However, it must have registered American Quarter Horse, American Paint Horse, or Thoroughbred parents.
9. T   With certain restrictions
10. T

Well, do you know your horse facts about Paint Horses? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the beautiful Paint Horse breed:
http://www.apha.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Paint_Horse
Happy riding!
Marsha
http://www.marshahubler.com

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