History of the American Paint Horses:
The "Paint Horse" is descended from Spanish horses brought over to the US and was popular with the American Indians as a war horse and is not strictly a breed. However, to qualify as a Paint Horses, horses must come from Quarter Horse, US Thoroughbred, or Paint Horse breeding.
There are two types: Overo with bold white head markings, irregular scattered coloured patches and often with dark legs and Tobiano where the head is coloured (with the exception of normal white markings eg a blaze, star, etc), the coloured patches are regular, oval or round and at least all of the lower legs are white. However, some coat patterns show characteristics of both types and these are called "Tovero".
Paint Horses Height
Up to 16 hh.
The American Paint Horses is white with varying amounts of another colour.
Stock type conformation.
Paint Horses Temperament
Intelligent and willing.
The American Paint Horse is used as a general riding horse (english and western), ranch work, rodeo, trail riding, US racing, showing, jumping, dressage, driving.