Palomino - horses for sale
The beautiful gleaming coat of the Palomino horse provides one of its iconic titles: "The Horse of the Golden West". While Palominos have come to be particularly associated with the American west, and have been the equine stars of many westerns and TV shows, there is much more to their fascinating history. Palomino is a colour rather than a breed, so individual horses of many breeds can have the characteristic golden coats with silvery or cream-coloured mane and tail. This means plenty of choice in height and conformation for anyone considering whether to buy a Palomino. Breeders who sell a Palomino know that their gorgeous coat colour is a major asset, as are their eye-catching flaxen manes and tails.
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Use and characteristics of Palominos
Palominos are viewed as distinctively different from chestnut, sorrel and cream coloured horses. Their colouring results from the effects of a dilution gene on a “red” (that is, chestnut) base coat colour. The consequence is a golden colour that is often described as that of a newly-minted gold coin. In fact, up to five different shades of gold are viewed as acceptable colours by breeders when they sell a Palomino. Horses may vary in coat colour from winter to summer season, which should be born in mind when considering the time of year to buy a Palomino. To qualify as a true Palomino, a horse or pony must have a dark skin and brown, black or hazel eyes. Odd-coloured eyes are not acceptable, although some registries accept blue eyes. Palominos can have white socks or stockings, and white facial markings such as a star or blaze. A number of registries for Palominos exist world-wide, some of which are considered breed registries, although they may accept horses from a number of different breeds if they meet the appropriate standards