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post #21 of 46 Old 06-06-2013, 11:38 PM
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I agree with waresbear, a paint is no different than any other horse. And I love paints, read my signature!

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Weird! I've never heard of any paint harder to train than your average QH... I don't know what the trainer has against them!
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This thread is a little old, but I had to add that I ADORE paints! I was actually pretty surprised to read those assumptions because paints always come to mind when I think of good, calm horses. I've wanted a paint since I was little, and I finally got one this month I think they're gorgeous, and most of the sweetest horses I've met have been paints. My boy has a quick walk and trot and lots of energy, but his personality is extremely sweet and sane. They're my absolute favorite!

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My first horse was a paint and he was awesome! He took me everywhere! He never spooked or shied away from anything.

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post #25 of 46 Old 07-21-2013, 11:36 AM
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He's a sturdy looking guy! Bet you had a lot of fun with him.
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My first horse was a paint and she gave birth to paint (we didn't know she was pregnant lol) Attachment 235874 and I ended up selling the mom and keeping the baby who turned out to be my soul horse, and in between the mom and the baby I've owned three other horses, a Tennessee walker, a quarter horse, and a Arabian, but none of those horses clicked like me and paints. Here's the baby now Attachment 235890 I would post more pictures but my phones acting up. Anyway I came across a guy who didn't like paints, he told me that they normally want to go one speed walking or running and don't want to trot, and they have a bad temperament. I was told him oh ok good to know. And when I left I told my mom he was crazyyyyy and he musta just had bad experiences with the paints. Because Rocky's temperament is 1/10 and he follows all of the signals I give him so yeah. Haha a paint is my first horse and my latest!
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We have two Paints. They are both pretty mellow souls. Really, they're Quarter Horses when you get down to it. And just like with any breed, every horse is an individual.

Any trainer that would refuse a Paint and be cheap for all the others...well, I'd keep miles away from that guy. I'd be thinking I might get back more trouble than I took in.

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I just started a full lease on a four year old paint. He is very smart and very stubborn...likes to challenge me, but we are learning to trust each other. There are several other paints at the barn and they seem to all have a reputation for being very smart and very stubborn (some will say lazy)...I haven't worked with enough to make a generalization like that...I tend to think it's more about my horse's personality and the poor way his training was started a year ago than his breed...
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post #29 of 46 Old 07-21-2013, 02:05 PM
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That's the strangest thing I've ever heard. I thought that paints are mainly a colour registry? I believe quarter horses who are papered can also be registered with the paint registry. Can you also not do that with tbs?

I don't understand why someone would have problems with paints. They are absolutely gorgeous! Always loved them. Our colts mommy is a quarter horse also registered with the paint registry which is why I think our little guy has so much white on him.

It's this trainers loss, it's to bad.
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post #30 of 46 Old 07-22-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Dustbunny View Post
We have two Paints. They are both pretty mellow souls. Really, they're Quarter Horses when you get down to it. And just like with any breed, every horse is an individual.
Very true. In fact it was the AQHA refusal to allow Quarter horses with the tobiano gene or a white QH to be registered as a Quarter Horse that resulted in the creation of the APHA back in the 60's by owners of paint QH (which the AQHA said couldn't be registered as a QH since no horse QH would have the tobiano gene....according to the AQHA). So they are no different to train than another QH.
In fact I remember being given my first horse (that was "mine" not just one of the "families" horses) which was a QH, but the breeder sold her dirt cheap. Stallion and mare were both foundation QH registered with the AQHA, but that little filly was white (creamy yellow mane and tail) so according to the AQHA (at the time) could not have been a QH. There were also an occasional "paint" offspring that couldn't be registered with the AQHA, but he could get a better price for them (because let's face it....they do look nice ).
What's humorous is that today, thanks to the ability to check the genetics, the AQHA has had to accept that there are QH that ARE white and some do have the tobiano gene so that they have to admit that there are "paint" Quarter Horses. If they had not be stupid about it 60 years ago then the APHA might not ever have been created.

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