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    03-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Originally Posted by verona1016    
'Paint' is a really common term in the U.S. But is misused a lot... technically a horse is not a Paint unless it's registered with the APHA. But a lot of people don't know the difference between pinto (any of the various white patterning genes except appaloosa) and Paint (the breed).
Good to know, thanks. But we don't really use the term 'pinto' here either... it's piebald, skewbald, and tricolour... or, like my sister, you simplify piebald to 'that cow over there'.
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    03-26-2013, 02:44 PM
It is so common for both non-horse and horse people to use terms that are technically incorrect.
Paint for a pinto pattern
Colt for any young horse, fillies and geldings (or gildings) included
15.5 hands for 15 1/2 hands (15.5 is 15 1/2 but should be written 15.2)
I'm sure there are more but I can't think of them offhand.

Mostly, I just listen to people rattle on.
    03-26-2013, 02:48 PM
Ready for how lazily classify my horses?
much like minstrels sister, I go with cow.

Bay tb, how now brown cow.
Annie, how now patchy cow, how now red cow, how now B**** cow.
Abby, black
Grey app.- how now spotted cow.

Simple ;)

(i do know the real color names, this is my lazy talk :))
    03-26-2013, 02:50 PM
Well, technically some chimeric horses can be tri-colored

That's a big pet peeve of mine too, though. I guess "tri-colored" just sounds better than bay.
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    03-26-2013, 02:53 PM
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I grew up knowing a loud pinto bay as a tri-colored. It was common terminology in my home state and seems common in my current state - so its not even restricted as a regional thing. In fact - I think its only on this particular forum that I've ever seen anyone make a stink over a pinto bay being called tri-colored. Its not a new term by any means - so who exactly decided it was wrong and when?
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    03-26-2013, 03:02 PM
Hmmm 'tri-color' reminds me of a beagle.....or we could say 'calico' as in a cat.....

Some people don't care to understand horsey lingo, I personally think it makes a person sound more horsey educated if they take the time to learn the correct terms, and to also recognize that different countries use different words.

In NZ if you said 'colt' you mean a male intact horse under the age of four. It becomes a stallion after the age of four, and a stud if its breeding.

Also a filly is considered a female horse under the age of four, over that age it is a mare.

In NZ the use if skewbald and piebald were/are used a lot. A paint is also considered a breed found in the states. Although NZ does have Pinto shows more commonly now than they used's just any horse with color like a skewbald or piebald.....

I find the way paints are categorized by their markings to be quite confusing....but that's because I'm new to it;)
    03-26-2013, 03:09 PM
The tri-colour thing bug me because it give a misconception that there is some extra, special, "tri" gene that is producing this flashy colour, when really it is just bay + pinto. It bugs me because it is incorrect and misleading. I think it originally came from dogs, as the term tricoloured is used (as the proper name) so describe a colour in some breeds.
    03-26-2013, 03:28 PM
See, it drives me nuts because when I hear "tri-color" I think of three separate and distinct coat types. So say the horse is chestnut, bay and also has paint type markings. That to me would be tri-colored. I guess when I see a paint, I think.. well that horse is chestnut/bay/black whatever, with white spots.

I'm not going to smack anyone over it, it just bugs me!
    03-26-2013, 03:36 PM
These are TRUE Tri-colored paints/pintos:

    03-26-2013, 04:01 PM
^Yep, those guys are chimeric.

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