Okay, first off, my question is, is it possible to have a registry eligible breeding stock palomino (If there's a more correct term, please tell me...)? Can there even be a breeding stock palomino, after the fashion of a breeding stock paint?
I know a gal, younger than me by several years, who claims to have saddle-broke and trained my pony when he was a stud (I don't know when he was gelded, but he has never acted studdy since I've had him). For several reasons, her story doesn't totally gel with me. She has correctly described him to me physically (right color and markings, one blue eye), but if I'd heard the behavioral stories she told before I bought him I would have let him pass in a heartbeat. (example: Claims of him being a horrible and dangerous biter; he's never so much as lipped me...) Also, going purely by what he has demonstrated to me in training sessions, he could not be "doing everything," as she described, by a long shot (just clarifying, not a behavioral long shot, a training/knowledge long shot). So, I take what she says with a large grain of salt.
Here's where my question comes in. This gal also claims that my pony is a registered Palomino. See my avvy pic for an idea of his coloration, that's an almost perfect color/marking match. I did (nicely) ask if she had any pics of him from when she knew him (my last horse was a total question mark history-wise. I honestly don't care what my new guy is, I'm just curious ), as well as a registered name/copy of registry papers. I kinda doubt if I'll ever see either, but it got me curious about the genetics that go into registry eligible palominos, and whether I should take this claim any more seriously than the others.