I recently heard an interesting topic of discussion. I heard from several local horsepeople that a Paint horse moves differently and runs differently than a Quarter horse. I wondered if it were true.
I recently bought a registered paint horse and was wondering why she moves different in the hindquarters. I attributed it to lack of muscling and a slightly goosey rumped conformation along with poor balance and coordination being as that she is 5 and green broke. I have always had quarter horses and am wondering if this is true that Paint horses move different. Some people won't even run their paints against quarters in barrel races around here due to this difference in gait. Would be interested in hearing what other people think on this moving subject.