Palominos, pintos, and buckskins in the Olympics?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

Palominos, pintos, and buckskins in the Olympics?

This is a discussion on Palominos, pintos, and buckskins in the Olympics? within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree7Likes
  • 2 Post By GamingGrrl
  • 2 Post By Chiilaa
  • 1 Post By kassierae
  • 2 Post By Blue Smoke

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-10-2013, 07:08 PM
Palominos, pintos, and buckskins in the Olympics?

This is really random, but when watching the Olympics, Grand Prix, or something similar, I never really have noticed any palominos, pintos, or buckskins. I know that color has nothing to do with how good a horse is at something, or temperament, etc. and I also that certain registries do not allow some colors, but I was wondering if there are any notable horses that you guys have noticed that have placed in the Olympics or something similar with these colorings? This is just some super random thing I noticed so yeah, not saying anything against colors of horses.
Sponsored Links
    07-10-2013, 08:46 PM
I might be totally wrong, but it's because most of the horses are Warmbloods or the like, and I don't think they can be those colors.

Just guessing though, I'm a barrel racer.
Posted via Mobile Device
xlionesss and Blue Smoke like this.
    07-10-2013, 09:14 PM
Gaming gurl is right. You don't see them at that level because the breeds that make it to that level don't come in those colours. As well as that, just like you said, a good horse is never a bad colour, so breeders breeding those top horses don't worry at all about the colour possibilities, so you don't see people sacrificing breeding just to get some colour into the breed.
xlionesss and Nokotaheaven like this.
    07-10-2013, 09:20 PM
Playing off what Chillaa said, generally speaking, most warmbloods that are colored are not of the quality to be making it to the top levels. As she said, people sacrifice quality and talent for color.
Posted via Mobile Device
Nokotaheaven likes this.
    07-10-2013, 11:32 PM
Also to note, and I'm not sure how to word this, but super flashy, colorful horses that have uneven markings can be deceiving and difficult to judge. The judge and spectators eyes are drawn to the horses makings and not necessarily its movement, balance, cadence, etc. making it an undesirable trait that you don't see passed along just because they look pretty.

Solid colored horses (with only lower leg and face white) are easier to follow and see the balance and correctness as they move.
xGirugamesh and CandyCanes like this.
    07-15-2013, 12:45 PM
Green Broke
Blue Smoke is right! I have difficulty with Jynx in Dressage because when she travels facing the judge, her black head on her white body shows EVERY tiny movement. So she tends to get judged more strictly because you can see every movement of her head while smaller quieter motions or applications of the aids would go less noticed on a solid colored horse at a distance. We get lots of comments about any head movement on our tests! I don't mind, makes us strive for better perfection but definitely certain markings can be deceptive when you have a judge sitting far away and trying to make split second decisions!
Posted via Mobile Device

palominos, pintos

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buckskins! horseandme Horse Talk 0 06-05-2012 10:12 PM
Who else loves Buckskins?! MakaylaSimba Horse Colors and Genetics 80 11-13-2011 09:35 AM
Show me golds! Palominos, buckskins, light chestnuts, duns! Clair Horse Pictures 52 10-04-2010 09:26 AM
Buckskins. smrobs Horse Pictures 14 07-14-2009 03:28 AM
Pintos!!! PaintsandPintos70 Horse Breeds 66 01-23-2008 10:41 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0