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post #11 of 14 Old 12-11-2013, 02:00 PM
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A Paint is a Paint whether it is registered or not. Just like an unregistered Quarter Horse is still a Quarter Horse. A Paint is a horse whose parents are also Paints(or QH or TB, since the APHA allows that) Because they are an outcropping of the QH, they tend to have a stock horse like build. Since they allow TB parentage, there can certainly be a taller, leaner looking horse and it would still be considered a Paint.

A pinto is a horse with one of the pinto markings/genes as described by Verona. It can be of any parentage.

The word pinto describes both the colour and the gene.

The word Paint describes a breed.
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-11-2013, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ForeverSunRider View Post
Okay so a paint is registered and a pinto is any other kind of spotted/blotched horse.


So what does the breed itself look like? Is it basically a quarter horse build? But with the paint pattern?

Also, if an APHA breeds with an APHA and they produce a foal that *looks* like a paint, is it actually a pinto unless it gets registered?

Sorry for all the dumb questions.
If an APHA foal hasn't been registered, it will still be considered a pinto and paint. The term pinto is used to describe both APHA horses with the color pattern, as well as other breeds with the pattern. A horse with the pattern is born a pinto, regardless of what its breed or registration status is.

A pure bred horse doesn't need to have papers to be purebred. You can have an unregistered foal out of pure APHA parents, and you can call it a paint. You just wouldn't be able to honestly sell it as a registered paint horse. The color will still be the same, regardless of who owns the horse, who has the papers, and what the registration status is.

Think of a pinto patterned paint baby like a black Quarter Horse. When it is born and as of yet unregistered, it is still both black and a Quarter Horse. Registration won't change what you call the color, but it'll mean that you can call him a registered Quarter Horse to anyone that asks
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-11-2013, 02:35 PM
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Pinto/skewbald's are just colours. Paints are registered... But now I like to think paint is just the Americans saying it wrong!
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-11-2013, 02:57 PM
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A paint is a BREED of stock horse coming from paint parentage established by the APHA. Pinto refers to white patterns: tobiano, frame, splash, sabino, and dominant white. These patterns are found on many many breeds but just because a horse has these patterns it does not make them a paint.
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