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    08-28-2012, 08:47 AM
Green Broke

I was chatting with someone on trail the other day. By chat I mean she goes against EVERYTHING I say, but that's a whole other topic! Lol. Anyway, she said to me paints are just colorful QHs. Then I had nothing to come back at her with because when I thought about it I really didn't know the true difference, besides markings, that separate the QH from the paint.

Are there any differences between the two??
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    08-28-2012, 08:50 AM
The short answer is "no", your friend is right. Although each proponent of their breed will tout the fine differences, I believe that any difference is minor and that color is what separates the two breeds.
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    08-28-2012, 08:57 AM
Green Broke
Yeah, I read they started registering QH with to much white in their own registery but I was hoping there would be SOMETHING about them that made them slightly different.

Darn, I guess we will have to bicker about something else, like how she doesn't like shoes or that I changed out the bit I'm riding my friends horse it or she doesn't like the grain we feed out horse... The list goes on! Lol
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    08-28-2012, 08:59 AM
Green Broke
Actually a paint can also be a thoroughbred, or mix of QH and TB, but then again so can current QH's just in a more roundabout way.
    08-28-2012, 10:34 AM
I seem to recall an article a few years back in a horse magazine (Equus, maybe?) about the fact that the AQHA was now opening up their registry to allow horses with "too much white" to be registered with them. The Paint registry has allowed solids to be registered for years. So, basically a QH with too much "chrome" can now be double registered AQHA and APHA. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong).
    08-28-2012, 10:48 AM
The AQHA does register with to0 much white but notes on the papers excessive undesirable white
    08-28-2012, 10:58 AM
OMG I have to laugh at the allowing too much white to be registered...there was an uproar about that lololol. I think its a good thing..i worked at a cutting barn up in nebraska and every once in a while one of their foals would have stockings too high or a blaze too wide.. where do these horses go when their parents are high quality QH's yet they have to much white to be registered? I can understand not wanting something with spots but too wide of a blaze? Just dumb in my book..
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    08-28-2012, 04:53 PM
First of all, tobiano does not exist in Quarter Horses and never will.

Quarter Horses are descended from breeding shorter, stockier Thoroughbreds. Paint Horses are descended from spotted horses brought over by the Spanish, then bred with TBs and, yes, QHs.

The two breeds (along with Thoroughbreds/JC) are so intermingled that distinguishing the two can be difficult, but yes, they are all 3 different breeds. Many APHA horses are entirely QH due to the AQHA's old rule about excessive white. The APHA eventually did put a stop to it and required that to be registered APHA, there must be at least one APHA parent.

Since the excessive white rule has been repealed, you can also take your APHA registered horse and get full AQHA papers for it too, which leads to APHA/AQHA horses.

Lots of confusion..but I hope that helps.
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    08-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Green Broke
Ah Hah!! That will spice up my next trail ride! Thanks Poseidon!
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    08-28-2012, 05:07 PM
Note that the APHA Registration committee has proposed a rule change that would 'relax' the one Paint parent rule with regard to cropouts. Note the 4 inches of white in this case instead of the normal 2 inches.

The Registration Committee debated several rule change proposals regarding the registration of cropout horses. The proposal would permit registration of foals with American Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred parentage who have at least four inches of qualifying white in a prescribed zone thatís less lenient than that used for horses with one Paint parent. The Registration Committee passed this rule to Convention for voting.

This will be voted on at their 2012 convention in October.
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