If a horse is registered with any organization AQHA, APHA etc. does that make it a breed? There are so many registrys out there, the paint horse, the pinto horse, the palamino horse associations etc. I always assumed they were just color types but not individual breeds. But one being a registered what-ever has gotten confusing. I never really thought about it till I started reading some threads and now I'm confused. For example a palomino is a color but they have a Palomino Horse Association to register them so does that make them a breed as well?