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post #11 of 17 Old 06-09-2008, 02:58 AM
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Re: Paints for Hunter?

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I've been horse searching for a while now, and kind of lucked into finding a paint sport horse for sale offered to me for 20k (he was appraised at 30k) from the person we bought our mare from (he isn't on the market now). She is absolutely firm on the price. He is well seasoned hunter, has fantastic ground manners, and has been getting basic dressage training for three months. However I'm worried because he is a pretty loud paint and the hunter world isn't exactly accepting of color. I want to do A and B show, but I know that some judges are bias against paints...

I just want to see what people think of paints in the hunter world.
Why not? If the horse has the talent there isn't any reason why you shouldn't go ahead with it.
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-09-2008, 07:43 AM
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We don't show, but our Paint rancher/breeder friends tell us it's no different than any other discipline...there are always judges that let their personal preferences affect their judgement. They have had several Paints do very well as hunters and they've also had Paints with a lot of white not do well even at Paint shows with (what they call) old 'QH judges'.

The sister of our Cinnamon (middle in the pic) has done well in hunter.

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post #13 of 17 Old 06-09-2008, 03:26 PM
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We don't show, but our Paint rancher/breeder friends tell us it's no different than any other discipline...there are always judges that let their personal preferences affect their judgement. They have had several Paints do very well as hunters and they've also had Paints with a lot of white not do well even at Paint shows with (what they call) old 'qh judges'.

The sister of our Cinnamon (middle in the pic) has done well in hunter.
Nicely said. All it is is color! Some APHA judges don't like Frame Overo's and want to place them lower that Tobiano's....it's just the preference of the judge.
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-09-2008, 05:01 PM
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I love paints but the problem with them is that they are quickly recognizable by everyone so unless it's a truely outstanding horse, you will do yourself more harm than good when showing. Hunter judges as we all know can be very bias so you can understanding where I'm going with that one.

I love them but I would only buy one for pleasure.
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post #15 of 17 Old 06-10-2008, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Just an add on I know pretty much nothing about showing a paint. Although I did show a little paint pony in local shows when I was younger. The idea of cleaning a paint is a little scary to me as well, I've had completely solid horses since I've been in high school. Although before that I had a cremello (who was luckily fairly clean). If I do consider this paint does anyone have any advise on keeping him clean? I didn't really check his tail, but I'm guessing it's at least partially white.

I don't really know much about qh/paints since I just don't see too many (although my pony was a very refined qh)... What do you mean by 'qh judge'?
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post #16 of 17 Old 06-10-2008, 01:48 AM
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What my Paint breeder friends told me is that there are a number of older (well, I'm older, too) APHA judges that had been AQHA judges and they prefer the the standard QH coloring horses, and therefore prefer the minimal white Paints.
Our tovero mare, Lady,

Is such a Paint with a lot of white that a 'brown biased' judge may not like. Her sister (that looks like her twin) has done well in Paint halter classes, though.
As for keeping them clean, having 3 Paints, it really seems to depends more on the underlying skin and type of hair than the color. Lady, above, has very light pink skin and fine hair...If she stays in the summer sun all day, she can burn without sunscreen and she is VERY difficult to keep clean unless it stays dry for a week (grass stains are the worst).
Angel, our tobiano, has thicker hair and her white is easy to keep clean (for some reason). Even if she gets muddy, a quick curry and brush gets her white again.

Our young overo, Cinnamon, doesn't have much white, and although in this picture she has her very shaggy winter coat, is very short haired and very easy to keep clean (even her stockings).


BTW, I know that baby powder is a popular last minute 'touch up' for white on Paints.

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post #17 of 17 Old 06-10-2008, 10:58 AM
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Really like the horse in the centre. Very cute. I think the prettier paints have less white on them.
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