Your Horse Is NOT Tri-colored.. It Is A Bay Paint. - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
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post #21 of 173 Old 03-26-2013, 03:23 PM
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Interesting that so many consider "tri-color paint" a commonly used phrase to describe a bay paint/pinto. My old BO is a hardcore, old school cowboy. Horses are sorrel, bay, gray or black to him. A horse displaying a pinto pattern is a paint, regardless of breed or registry. Anything that isn't a quarter/stock horse is useless and anyone who uses anything but a western saddle ain't a real rider. Yet he despises the term "tri-color paint." He had a bay paint (APHA) mare he got in a herd dispersal off a ranch in New Mexico. When he sold her, he advertised her as a bay paint. Someone said "What a pretty tri-color" and he lost it (he's known for his short temper and blunt way). He said that the mare was a BAY, not a tri-color and that tri-color was just a fancy name some idiot came up with to make their bay paint seem more fancy (his words, not mine).

My problem with the term "tri-color paint" is mainly that it encompasses too many colors and is thereby inherently vague. A buckskin paint/pinto would be considered "tri-color," as would a dun paint/pinto. Heck, if you wanted to make your horse seem even more speshul, you could call a palomino paint/pinto and a flaxen chestnut paint/pinto a tri-color. If someone can't physically see your horse and you called it a "tri-color paint," they would wonder what, exactly, the base color is (bay, buckskin, dun, etc).
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I gots a dual-colored chestnut. Stupid city folk call it a palomeenie, but I knows better. Heck, I even gots two tri-colored leper chestnuts. The vet calls them palomeenie lepers, but he's a old guy and mixes his metaphorses a lot. I had me a bunch of them tri-colored bay lepers and one of them tri-colored homospotless ones too, but I sold two of 'em and traded the other one off on a new couch for the porch...
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I kinda feel like they're my horses and I will call them what I want. In other words, if that's all you have to upset you in life is someone else's ignorance then you are doing better than most, and shouldn't let it bother you.
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post #24 of 173 Old 03-26-2013, 04:31 PM
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Homospotless!?!?! Bahahahahahs! Omg yay. Thank you for that laugh :)
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post #25 of 173 Old 03-26-2013, 04:40 PM
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What would he be considered in your opinion?

And I don't mean the idiot ex S-I-L barefoot next to him..lol

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I'd call him skinny.
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I'd call him skinny.
Well, yea he was that, when he brought him to me, but I wouldn't call him that as much anymore. He is gaining weight very nicely over the last couple of weeks without over doing it.

He is one of 3 horses I am working on getting up to weight and muscle due a lack of ability on the previous owner's part. I'm just thankful they gave them up before it became fatal.

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What would he be considered in your opinion?

And I don't mean the idiot ex S-I-L barefoot next to him..lol

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I'd call him a brown pinto (or paint, if he's registered) with frame and splash (I think).
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I agree with the OP. By this logic palomino, buckskin, dun, and silver dapple paints would ALL be "tri-colored."

If I were horse shopping I wouldn't even look at a horse advertised as a "tri-color paint." It just screams "uneducated owner."
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I gots a dual-colored chestnut. Stupid city folk call it a palomeenie, but I knows better. Heck, I even gots two tri-colored leper chestnuts. The vet calls them palomeenie lepers, but he's a old guy and mixes his metaphorses a lot. I had me a bunch of them tri-colored bay lepers and one of them tri-colored homospotless ones too, but I sold two of 'em and traded the other one off on a new couch for the porch...
Now that was funny!
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post #30 of 173 Old 03-26-2013, 11:51 PM
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I call bay paints tri colored too lol.

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