>>>> And none of these individuals possess both APHA and AQHA individuals in the first three generations?
The AQHA horses don't have Paint ancestry unless it came from AQHA x AQHA cropouts.... And yes, the Paints have QH ancestry, as do most Paints, because QH crossing is allowed and practiced in the paint horse breed, as several of us have been saying
. >>>> It's also quite evident that horses competing in the same event should structurally lookalike to excel in said discipline at a high level regardless of breed. Otherwise, they wouldn't excel in that discipline.
These Paints are winning at the top levels AT PAINT SHOWS. Thas where they won all the listed awards-- not at all-breed competitions against QHs. The QHs shown are winning at AQHA shows. Both breeds have the same standards at their shows for what a Halter or Pleasure or Hunter Under Saddle performer should look/move like, so in both breeds, horses have developed to meet their BREED's standards for those events. Seahorseys said--- >>>> I don't want to catch any flack for saying this, but I do notice a slight ALBEIT slight difference between the two breeds. Some paints have a tendency to look a little thinned out, possess some TB looking qualities or something. I may not know what I am talking about, but it stands out to me in some of the photos.
I agree that there are some individual differences, however to me the pictured 2006 winning Paint Halter horse is heavier muscled than the pictured 2006 winning QH Halter horse, and the pictured HUS QH looks more TB than the pictured Paint HUS horse, who to me has a slightly bigger hip, gaskin, and forearm... so I could argue seeing slightly more TB influence in the QHs in these two individual instances. I agree that the 2009 halter winning QH is heavier, and to me the WP horses are pretty close to tied. Structurally, angles wise, overall impression wise, the horses resemble each other quite a bit, and had I not been trying to match accomplishment to accomplishment and year to year, I could have hand picked horses that were built identically between the breeds, because there are so many to choose from that DO look even more alike-- I was just trying to be "fair", LOL.