Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
A paint is a breed AND a color. The breed American Paint horse has to have at least one registered APH parent. Then they are considered an APH. Now horses with paint MARKINGS can be registered with the American Pinto Horse Assosiantion(?). They have to have at least two of the paint horse markings. Paints are a "stock" breed, but they can do ANYTHING! I really can't think of one thing a paint can't do. And all those people who say "Paints can't jump" don't know what they are talking about. Now for looking at a horse, you look at the personality, is it sound, is it obediant on the ground and under saddle, does it do what you ask without a fuss, will it load, clip, tie, and be groomed and tacked without a fuss. Will it be caught eaisily in the feild? Then you can look at color. I would have YOUR vet and farrier look at the horse. Not the owners no matter what they say. and if it seems like the horse isn't acting right or the owners cover things up, I would not look far into the horse. And make sure the horses legs are allined right and all that stuff(vet can help you with that). Wow that was alot of info! Hope I helped and anyone correct me if I am wrong, because I DO NOT want to be giving out false info!
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt