About the Paint horse
The Paint horse is most commonly connected to the American Quarter Horse and the Thoroughbred horse. Its conformation is similar to that of an American Quarter Horse, but it shares colour characteristics of a Pinto horse.
Paint horses range between 14.2 and 16hh.
Paint horse appearance and colour
Every Paint horse has an individual pattern of white coat intermixed with another Equine coat colour, most commonly black, bay, chestnut, sorrel or brown. Other more rare varieties include, palomino, buckskin, cremello, perlino and Pearl. They can be a variety of coat patterns, including, Overo, tobiano, frame, sabino and splashed white, but never Appaloosa. Like American Quarter Horses a Paint horse has the same "stocky" body type desired in Quarter Horses, muscular legs and powerful hind quarters.
Paint horses are generally laid back, curious and willing to please, like with all breeds, there can be exceptions.
Uses for the Paint horse
Paint horses, like American Quarter horses have great sprinting speed. They make good race horses, and rodeo horses, but are also useful jumpers.
Paint horse health issues
Like other Quarter horses, the paint horse can carry genes for HYPP and HERDA, and may be susceptible to Lethal White Syndrome (LWS)