Horse, yes they are! Although Joe did try one time today to mount him, got kicked, and it is now looking like Chief will be pack leader lol I guess after that Chief decided no more submissiveness to the "little guy"
But they are still getting along great, Joe just can't walk up and nip him anymore.
Endiku, your guess is as good as mine. Previous owner just said "paint pony" and didn't have any paperwork on him. He is so beautiful though, so mild mannered, respects your space, just over-all calm that I didn't really mind. While Joe thinks he's a gift to him for taking his "precious" (lol) he is actually for my teenage daughter
Thank you all for your comments, I am tickled pink I made the choice to bring him home!