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Paint Horse, Gelding, 12 years, Black KROS GEORGE 11 Yr old 15.2hh Black Tobiano APHA GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Trail - Cowhorse - Western
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US-82840
Buffalo, WY
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 8 years, 15.2 hh, Bay COORS 8 Yr old 15.2hh Bay APHA GeldingTrail - Versatility Ranch Horse - Cowhorse - Western
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US-52101
Decorah, IA
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 15 hh, Sorrel Whiz 6 Yr old 15hh Sorrel APHA GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Cutting - Reining - Show
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US-38824
Baldwyn
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Paint Horse, Mare, 5 years, 15 hh, Grullo
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NL-3772MG
Barneveld
€12,500
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Paint Horse, Mare, 11 years, 15.1 hh BUGATTI 10 Yr old 15.1hh Paint APHA MareTrail - Versatility Ranch Horse - Western - Leisure
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US-56538
Fergus Falls, MN
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 15.1 hh, Sorrel Smack 6 Yr old 15.1hh Sorrel Overo APHA GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Trail - Cowhorse - Western
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US-42206
Auburn
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 13 years, 16 hh PICASSO 12 year old 16hh Tri Colored Tobiano Paint GeldingTrail - Versatility Ranch Horse - Western - Leisure
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suitable as school horse/pony
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US-08501
Allentown, NJ
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Paint Horse Mix, Gelding, 7 years, 15.1 hh, Pinto Patches 6 Yr old 15.1hh Black & White Paint Draft Cross GeldingTrail - Western - Leisure - Driving
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US-65712
Mount Vernon
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 12 years, 15.2 hh, Black Magpie 10 yr. old 15.2hh Grade Paint Black GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Trail - Cowhorse - Western
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US-65663
Halfway, MO
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Paint Horse, Mare, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Overo-all-colors
F: CODY GUN DEE | MF: SKIPPER SPOT KING
Western - Western allround - Working Equitation - Reining
Stephanie Schreuer
DE-95659
Arzberg
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price range ~£4,349 to £8,698
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Paint Horse, Mare, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Champagne
F: Docsroyal ChampMGR
Western - Cutting - Cowhorse - Breeding
Erich Heidinger
DE-84428
Buchbach
€5,000
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Paint Horse, Mare, 4 years, Tobiano-all-colors
F: EMH TOP DUN CHEX | MF: FROSTYS CHIC OLENA
Western allround - Cutting - Reining - Western
Eline Hendrikse
NL-5513PC
Wintelre
€10,500
~ £9,133
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 4 years, 15 hh, Overo-all-colors Leisure - Western allround - Western
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Uelsen
€12,900
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Paint Horse, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Pinto
F: APACHES MOON POWER | MF: LITTLE NIC TARI
Western - Show - Leisure
DE-66625
Nohfelden
€4,500
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Paint Horse, Mare, 2 years, 14.2 hh, Smoky-Black
F: VAQUERO CROCKERS | MF: BLUE SMART LITTL WONDER
Leisure - Breeding - Western
DE-53940
Hellenthal
€3,200
~ £2,784
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Paint Horse, Stallion, Foal (05/2024), 14.2 hh, Roan-Bay
F: RCS BLUEHEART KNIGHT | MF: WIMPYS BLUE SPOOK
Western - Show - Leisure
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Sankt Wendel
€6,500
~ £5,654
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Paint Horse, Mare, Foal (04/2024), 14.3 hh, Roan-Blue
F: RCS BLUEHEART KNIGHT | MF: SMOKE N MIDNITE HAWK
Western - Show - Leisure
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Sankt Wendel
€7,500
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Paint Horse, Mare, 3 years, 14.2 hh, Pinto
F: M EASTER KID | MF: WHIZZLE N SMOKE
Western - Show - Leisure
DE-31553
Auhagen
€9,900
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Paint Horse, Stallion, 1 year, 15.2 hh, Buckskin
F: MAGIC ON ICE | MF: ZIPPO DID IT
Western - Show - Leisure
DE-52457
Aldenhoven
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 9 years, 15 hh, Chestnut Go to www.PlatinumEquineAuction.comTrail - Versatility Ranch Horse
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US-55555
Bitterwater CA
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Paint Horse Mix, Gelding, 5 years, 15.3 hh, Pinto Western
DE-25860
Arlewatt
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Paint Horse, Mare, 6 years, 14.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: BOB ACRE OUTLAW | MF: BQ PEPPY LENA
Western - Versatility Ranch Horse - Cowhorse - Reining
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Nistelrode
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 10 years, 15 hh, Pinto Noodle 10 Yr old 15hh Palomino & White APHA GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Show - Western - Leisure
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US-76258
Pilot Point
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Paint Horse, Mare, 15 years, 15 hh, Pinto Fancy 4 Yr old 15hh Red Roan & White APHA MareVersatility Ranch Horse - Trail - Show - Leisure
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Pilot Point
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 8 years, 14.3 hh, Pinto Durango 8 Yr old 14.3hh Tri Tobiano Grade Paint Horse GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Trail - Show - Western
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US-16254
Shippenville
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 9 years, 14.3 hh, Black Coco 9 Yr old 14.3hh Black & White Tobiano Paint Horse GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Show - Western - Leisure
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US-79016
Canyon
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Paint Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 15 hh, Pinto Chief 6 Yr old 15hh Dun & White APHA GeldingVersatility Ranch Horse - Show - Western - Jumping
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US-61920
Charleston
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Paint Horse, Mare, 9 years, 15.1 hh, Pinto Sweet Tea 9 Yr old 15.1hh Paint APHA MareShow - Western - Jumping - Leisure
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Dundee
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Equestrians who decide to buy an American Paint Horse are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. The American Paint Horse Association is proud that its members “dare to be different”. Their eye-catching, athletic horses always draw plenty of attention as they compete across a range of activities. American Paints are not only beautiful to look at, but are also outstanding performers whose action is straight and true. Since the breed originated from working stock, it’s important that every registered horse can still exhibit the skills that made them so valued on ranches and cattle drives across the USA. Breeders who sell an American Paint Horse agree that their prized animals should always be able to perform the manoeuvres expected of a stock horse.

Origin and history of breeding the American Paint Horse

Horses with attractive coat colours like the American Paint have existed since ancient Egyptian times. The tomb of Menna, an important official who lived in the reign of King Amenhotep III (1400–1352 BCE), has an image of a pair of spectacular chestnut and white chariot horses. Beautiful and refined horses with Tobiano colouring appear in Persian miniatures centuries years later. Experts on the breed suggest that horses with paint colouring were brought by some of the early Spanish arrivals to North America. While some people, including the native Americans, revered and cherished the horses for their colour, intelligence and sensitivity, others found them unattractive and excluded them from events. This form of prejudice also existed in the UK historically. Recognition of their fantastic qualities came in 1962, when Rebecca Lockhart and other supporters of paint stock horses decided to celebrate them by creating the American Paint Stock Horse Association. Now combined with the American Paint Quarter Horse Association, the APHA has one of the biggest registries on the planet.

American Paint Horses in equestrianism

The APHA actively encourages its many international members and their talented horses to take part in activities as diverse as racing, showjumping and western classes. Foundation stallions include Painted Joe and Mr J Bar, while mares Calamity Jane and Crystal Eye were famed at cutting and racing respectively.

Use and characteristics of the American Paint Horse

The primary consideration when planning to buy an American Paint Horse is that it is a colour breed, which means both colour and quality are usually essential for registration. Technically, the colour is pinto, which can be found in other types and breeds. Important bloodlines also mark Paint Horses out as a distinct breed. Only American Paint Horse and selected Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred lineages are permitted. Registered breeders who sell an American Paint Horse maintain these strict standards of both ancestry and coat colour patterns. Standing between 15 hands (60 inches/152.4cm) and 16 hands (64 inches/162.56cm) high, the modern American Paint Horse combines a refined appearance with intelligence and strength. Powerful hindquarters that instantly provide forward propulsion when required are also a feature. Coat colours should be a combination of a base colour, such as black, sorrel, chestnut, brown or bay, plus white, although the solid-coloured foals of two registered Paint parents can also be registered. The two basic coat patterns are tobiano, the most common, and overo. Tobiano horses often have solid-coloured heads with markings such as a blaze, snip, star or stripe, with dark colouring on their flanks, and white legs. Overo consists of dramatic splashes of white scattered across the coat, with dark legs. Tovero is a mixture of both, and there are subdivisions of overo colouring, such as sabino and splashed white.

Interior of Paint Horses

Paint horses are majestic creatures known for the unique designs that grace their bodies. Although the patterns of white and dark colors across their hides can be visually stunning, they’re more than just a pretty face. The internal structure and morphological characteristics of paint horses make them one of a kind in the equine world. Although many people appreciate these distinctive features from afar, it’s important to recognize that inside every paint horse lies an intelligent being capable of feeling emotion and forming strong bonds with humans. On top of their excellent conformation and patterned coats, these majestic animals possess an admirable level of intelligence which has been put to use in competitive riding events such as dressage for centuries. Paint horses may look different on the outside, but when it comes down to it they are just like any other horse species – intelligent creatures capable of experiencing emotion on an incredibly deep level if properly trained or socialized with humans from early development stages onwards.

Exterior of Paint Horses

Their coats are usually black or bay with stunning patterns of white (known as ‘overo’) which may vary from individual to individual – even within the same litter. They also come in various shades including grullo (blue-gray) and dun (dark tan) though these colors are less common. Along with the colored markings which give them their name, paint horses feature broad foreheads with pronounced cheeks and large eyes. The muzzle is typically wide with full lips and robust nostrils. Paint horses have well-defined musculature that is toned rather than bulky; long, muscular necks; oblong chests; sloping shoulders; backs that are short yet cushiony; full deep hips; short pasterns (areas between the fetlock joint and hoof); pointed hocks; deep set tails; and powerful hindquarters. The amazing thing about this breed is that they combine athletic ability with good looks! With sound feet and legs as well as agility, endurance and speed on their side, it’s no wonder that owners of competing ponies choose paint horse breeds for events such as barrel racing or dressage.

History of Paint Horses

Paint horses have a long and illustrious history that dates back hundreds of years. Said to be descended from spotted horses owned by the Aztec Indians, these unique creatures were first documented in colonial America in the 1600s. Impressed by their striking coloration – black and white or bay and white – settlers began breeding them for use in sport as well as everyday activities such as herding livestock. The naming of these animals as ‘paint’ horses came about in the late 1800s when breeders combined various horse breeds with mustangs specifically chosen for their distinctive coats. By 1900, it was common for western ranchers to own paint horses which they used for roping cattle and performing other ranching duties. In 1938, the American Paint Horse (APHA) breed registry was established with a mission to preserve, propagate and promote all-around performance traits and eye-catching coloration together within one breed. Since then, many organizations have been founded to support this equine species including the National Paint Horse Association (NPHA) and several world shows dedicated solely to paint horses where owners can showcase their beloved animals’ skills. Today, paint horses continue to demonstrate their athletic abilities but are also known as reliable companions that build strong bonds with humans due to their intelligence and willingness to learn new tasks quickly. Although some paints still perform ranching activities, many excel in events such as barrel racing or dressage at the highest level while others simply enjoy leisurely trail rides with their loving human companions!

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