Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares View Post
This can obviously be an never ending discussion, but I would just like to say that the logic above is faulty with respect to whether Paints and QHs are the 'same' horse. The breeds, both Paint and QH, are defined solely by words in their registry's rule books, which have their own, self serving agendas, and now that both organizations basically 'tolerate' solids/crop outs, those definitions are soley based on parentage.
It's not faulty at all. All registries have their own 'self serving agendas'. And while it may be solely words that define the differences, the fact remains the two breeds were always different and are recognized as such by different 'heritages', different breed 'names', different 'shows', different 'criteria' et al...
Regardless of the fact that some breeders decided to cross the Paint with the QH to ensure performance with their color, still does not change that the two breeds were always different.
Regardless of the fact that some breeders decided to cross their Paints with enough QH blood to see many structural similarities such that they resemble QH's, doesn't change that those individuals are not recognized as QH's by *the* QH Registry, and that the two breeds were always different.
I was asked to add the following:
You might also add that since you actually have to QUALIFY for the AQHA world - ie show in available breed shows in your area and compete against enough horses to earn points required in your event to qualify to show in OKC - rather than load your "colored QH" in the trailer and haul to Ft Worth and show in whatever event you want - this again points out that - there are not enough Paints to warrant breed shows in all areas of the country to make horses qualify.
Look at the APHA Site and AQHA site - the number of world show attendees speaks VOLUMES on my comment of - smaller - worth less $$ - virtually nothing for non-coloreds (they can also easily access Triangle Sales online, or any other all breed ranch horse sale and compare the value of mediocre bred QH's to better bred solid paints. Didn't take me three days to research those figures either.
So the numbers are smaller - dollar value is less - one spot for non-coloreds - oh, unless you count the $$ associations I mentioned - and we see how many solid paints burning up the $$ in those events? - all easily provable facts - hmmmm guess I better get informed eh?