Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Arkansas and the World
I'm not sure who authorized the use of the photo posted to begin this thread, but it is a photo I took of Claudia Hohn's purebred Arabian colt by Trussardi and out of a True Colours daughter. This colt is indeed dna tested to be purebred and is registered with the Arabian Horse Association. He is an unusually pale shade of chestnut that also qualified him for registration with the Palomino Horse Association - so he is also registered with that registry, though he is NOT genetically palomino. There have been so many assumptions and incorrect statements made in public about this colt that I feel compelled to repeat the facts:
1) He is a chestnut purebred Arabian colt.
2) He is registered with the Arabian Horse Association and his parentage has been confirmed by dna testing as required by AHA.
3) He is NOT genetically palomino.
4) NO ONE who knows the colt has EVER claimed he was genetically palomino and in fact, his owner and trainer (as have I) have stated otherwise, repeatedly.
5) He is a very unusual shade of chestnut and has a white mane and tail.
6) His unusual color qualified him for registration with the Palomino Horse Association, a registry that accepts horses for registration based on their outward appearance, NOT on their genetic components.
7) This colt is registered with the Palomino Horse Association as well as the AHA.
And now for an opinion - in addition to his somewhat unusual color, Truman is a lovely colt, very flashy with lots of pizzaz - and very sweet.