About American Paint HorsesAbout American Paint Horses

American Paint Horses were developed from spotted horses with Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred bloodlines. This combined both the conformational characteristics of a western stock horse with a pinto spotting pattern.

Color patterns differentiate the American Paint Horse from other stock-type breeds. Each horse has a unique combination of white and any one of the colors of the equine rainbow: black, bay, brown, chestnut, dun, grulla, sorrel, palomino, gray or roan.

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) breed registry is now one of the largest in North America. While American Paint Horse are known for a colorful coat pattern, the registry has strict bloodline requirements and a distinctive body type. To be eligible for registry, a Paint must come from stock registered with the American Paint Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, or the Jockey Club (Thoroughbreds).

The result is an intelligent stock-type horse that is extraordinarily versatile, powerful and athletic with unequaled beauty. Paints are stockier and more powerfully muscled than some other light horse breeds. Though generally short-coupled, strong-boned, and well-balanced, American Paints also exhibit exceptional refinement and beauty, especially about the head and neck.

Please see our description of Paint horses

American Paint Horses Associations

The United States Hunter Jumper Association The United States Hunter Jumper Association - www.ushja.org