Originally Posted by fresh paint girl
Ok whatever I grew up with professional paint breeders and trainers but if she's a quarter horse she's a piant,
If she's another breed she's pinto since paint is considered a breed and pinto is a color pattern.
Saddlebreds and other breeds can exhibit that color pattern but that doesn't mean they are a paint because they are not quarter horses. Its slightly confusing but hopefully that helps a little. :)
I haven't read this entire thread so sorry if I am repeating what you have already been told. A paint horse is a breed. They have lineage that is traceable and all registered horses. Yes, the APHA horse can have AQHA and TB lines in it but can not be bred to any other breed and still be registered a paint.
Pinto is a color registry. You can have a horse that is registered pinto and not be a paint but you can have a paint and have it registered APHA and PtHa.
I found this post and your first post to be confusing. A paint is not a quarter horse if it were it would be AQHA NOT APHA.