Curious, do people like Paints? - Page 5 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 46 Old 07-23-2013, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In Sunny, HOT and HUMID S.C.
Posts: 1,517
• Horses: 2
Oh, I got off track and forgot....
I'm a huge fan of cross breeding, but if you're going to cross breed to make changes to the breed just make a new breed of horse. Don't say that it's the same breed.
We no longer have the American horse, because other gaited breeds that it was used in developing turned out to be better and replaced it. If the breed will stand on it's own it will last, but there's nothing wrong with creating better breeds. Just make them as a new breed. Time will judge if they last.
dbarabians likes this.

They're always going to be bigger and stronger so you better always be smarter. (One of my grandfather's many pearls of wisdom)
its lbs not miles is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #42 of 46 Old 07-23-2013, 07:11 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,226
• Horses: 5
Originally Posted by its lbs not miles View Post
In their mind they're purest, but they aren't. These are the same people who want to break out the QH into specialized versions of the breed (some developed for cutting, some for roping, some for racing, etc....) and adding new blood from outside the breed to improve certain traits (i.e. the appendix QH).
Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge fan to cross breeding and improving horses, but you can't call yourself a purest if you're wanting to change the breed into what it wasn't created as/for. Some breeders often do this within a breed by breeding only for the traits desired at the lose of other traits that often made for a better horse (but not for show).
The old foundation QH was a wonderful animal that you could ride all day doing a hard days work. It was a very versatile animal that did well at a variety of functions. You can still find them today. Yet many breeders are breeding for specialties vs keeping the great "all around" work horse that was the QH. Today you can find them bred for cutting, or barrel racing, or roping, etc..... because people want a horse that excels in the specific area more than the all around horse that is what was used when these competitions first started. It's all about having a horse that's better at one thing more so that good at all things.
Of course I'm just an old timer (even though I'm still under 60 ) that remembered my QH that I got at 14 as a great horse for working cattle (the reason we had some QH) and riding long distances, hunting off of and racing my uncles truck to the curve in the road . Back then when there was a competition it was done with the horses you worked with. Some were better then others at different things. There wasn't these big money shows and competitions for most of us. It was my working horse against your working horse for bragging rights . None of those horse was going to win any of the big competitions they have today, but they could be depended on to so it all and do it all very, very well.

Someone of my own mind and I'm (barely) under 60, too.
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintHorseMares is offline  
post #43 of 46 Old 07-30-2013, 07:54 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 174
• Horses: 3
I like a paint that has very little white but a lot of color. What I really like I'd when they have a blue eye surrounded by a dark colored coat, just pops more to me. I don't like there temperament as much as a Morgan's but they are still good horses. What pattern do you think mine is? The visible white spot, besides the blaze, is all he has.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image.jpg (33.6 KB, 23 views)
RememberPearl is offline  
post #44 of 46 Old 07-30-2013, 09:02 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 57
• Horses: 0
The guy isn't a horse trainer. If he was it wouldn't matter what breed the horse was because he would be able to train it anyway. Honestly I wouldn't go to anyone so cheap if the horse needs training because when it comes to horses you get what you pay for. I've learned that from experience lol
Posted via Mobile Device
ridemcowgirl069 is offline  
post #45 of 46 Old 07-30-2013, 11:30 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 24
Originally Posted by RememberPearl View Post
I like a paint that has very little white but a lot of color. What I really like I'd when they have a blue eye surrounded by a dark colored coat, just pops more to me. What pattern do you think mine is? The visible white spot, besides the blaze, is all he has.
Hmm, at first I though splash, but that will generally put white on the legs as well (like the filly in my avatar...who also happens to have a blue eye on her left side). So, I'm going to go with frame.

Though, keep in mind, I'm not nearly as up to date on the different pinto patterns as others on the forum here.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog:
smrobs is offline  
post #46 of 46 Old 07-31-2013, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: new york
Posts: 75
• Horses: 0
my first and only horse was a palomino paint and i adored him... so yes paints have a special place in my heart <33
whalegirl is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why do a lot of people hate Appaloosas? Curious... BluMagic Horse Breeds 260 07-05-2013 05:10 AM
just curious how far people travel to board... Mellow Mel Horse Boarding 36 06-14-2013 06:59 PM
Let's See Your Paints! karebear444 Horse Pictures 43 06-25-2012 12:32 AM
Discussion about Paints, specifically Breeding Stock Paints JustDressageIt Horse Breeding 22 03-23-2009 08:42 AM
Paints! Brumby Horse Breeds 6 11-14-2008 01:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome