Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
And I think it's unfair that Janie can't show with Paint horses with a patturn even though she has color everywhere exept on her stomach.
Is there white on her back? Haunches? Neck? If she has color in these places (behind the head and above the legs not including mane/tail), she fits the color requirements of the APHA.
I've tried to do a little research on whether a Paint is "just a QH with color" or not. I've heard that from my Farrier (and others) as well as barnrat. In the "History of the Breed" on the APHA website, it says it was started out with stock-type horses with color (to make the American Paint Stock Horse Association - APSHA). There was also the beginnings of an American Paint Quarter Horse Association. The two merged in 1965 to create today's APHA.
So, it seems to me that a Paint isn't necessarily a "QH with color" but a "stock horse with color." My Paint, for example, has bloodlines of many QH, TB, and just one line of Paints. But he's surely painted and registered APHA.