A horse meeting bloodline requirements outlined in Rule RG-015. must
have a definite “natural Paint marking”. B.
For the purpose of this rule, the term “natural Paint marking” shall mean
a predominant hair coat color with at least one contrasting area of solid
white hair of the required size with some underlying unpigmented skin
present on the horse at the time of its birth. This solid white area must
be in the prescribed zone depicted in the illustration below. In the event
the horse has a predominantly white hair coat, the term “natural Paint
marking” shall mean at least one contrasting area of the required size of
colored hair with some underlying pigmented skin present on the horse
at the time of its birth. This colored area must be in the prescribed zone
depicted in the illustration below. C.
The “natural Paint marking” as described in B above must extend more
than two-inches (2”) and be in the prescribed zone depicted in the illustration
The “natural Paint markings” on a horse with both parents registered as
described in Rule RG-015. may be anywhere on the horse’s body or legs
behind a line:
- (Reference point 1) from the base of the ear forward horizontally to
the base of the other ear; or
- From the base of the ear to the outside corner of the eye, continuing to
the corner of the mouth; or
- From the corner of the mouth, under the chin, to the other corner
of the mouth; or
- (Reference point 2) A level line around the leg at the center of the knee.
(The center of the knee is determined by using the bony protrusions on the back of the knee as the starting point and drawing a level line horizontally around the knee).
- (Reference point 3) A level line around the leg at the point of the hock.
(This hock line is determined, starting at the point of the hock and drawing a line horizontally around the hock).
- The “natural Paint marking” need not be visible from a standing
- Non-qualifying areas include but are not limited to the following
b. Lips of vulva;
c. Shaft of penis;
d. Inner sheath not visible without physical manipulation of the area.
When you register your solid Paint-Bred (formerly referred to as Breeding Stock) horse
According to the APHA rulebook, for inclusion in the Regular Registry a horse must have a body spot exceeding two inches in diameter,not including normal leg markings, etc.
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