Originally Posted by Dustbunny
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.