I like paints more to be honest lol. We have a paint mule at the barn her name is Molly she is really pretty.... I used to ride her before I got my June June I helped to green break her. She was very green when I rode her. My other friend finished her off....
Me riding molly....(sry for the blurriness)
My friend that finished her off....
Big improvement right? Lol they are great together though. I really wish I had a paint though..... but I still love my Junior chestnut quarter horses are cool too lol.
Actually J.R that mule would be considerd a pinto not a paint as you stated in your above post.
And yes there are solid paint classes, you cannot show in reg paint classes however with a breeding stock paint, but they do have special classes for them. I do not know for sure if they have a congress, that would be something you would have to check into.
Personally, I like both pintos and paints. It used to be that I preferred paints only, because I liked stock-type horses. I also liked the fact they are an actual breed, not just a color; basically quarter horses with spots.
However, I later got into arabians, and I like pinto-arabs. Particularly NSH pintos. In fact, I'm going to look at a pinto NSH colt tonite! *So excited*.
I'm establishing the foundation for a breeding program right now, and I've got a half-arab mare and a quarter horse. But, I want to get rid of the QHorse so I can find a paint mare! So I'll be breeding both paints & half-arab pintos.
I think horses with spots are so unique. Every horse is different, but spotted horses have such varied patterns. No two patterns are identical. In fact, they can be so wildly different you might compare them to human fingerprints. That's what makes them so special, not to mention how gorgeous they are. And breeding them is so fun because of the surprises you can get.