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American Paint Horsesrnare highly valued for their color and markings, but also a favorite for theirrnunique refinement and intelligence. They have long been used in performancerncompetitions as a show horse.

rnrnAmerican Paint Horsesrncomes in various colors, including bay, chestnut, black, palomino, gray,rnbuckskin, and blue roan. Plus they have distinctive white markings. The marksrnvary in size but the patterns are standard. The two predominant coat patternsrnof Paint Horses, the overo and tobiano, are distinguished by the position ofrnthe white coloring on the body.

rnrnOverorn(Spanish, for "like an egg") patterned horses have white spotsrnextending across their back between the withers and the tail. Typically, allrnfour legs are dark-colored, but in order to be considered, at least one legrnshould be dark in color. Scattered and irregular white markings also appear allrnover the body.

rnrnTobiano-patternedrnhorses have a solid-colored head with a white spot at front, which can be ofrnvarious shapes (e.g., blaze, star, etc). Their legs are white, with anrnappearance of white stockings. Apart from these distinctive markings, the spotsrnon the rest of the horse’s body are in sharp contrast to the colored areas.rnThese markings are commonly found on the neck as well as the chest. Spottingrnmay be oval or round, and the amount of white varies as well. Some Tobianos have a largernamount of white, while others have so little white that they appear not to bernspotted at all. Tobiano horses usually have dark brown eyes and bicolored tails.

rnrnAround 500 A.D., during the invasion of the RomanrnEmpire, several barbaric tribes brought spotted Oriental horses from Eurasia tornSpain, where the spotted horses were interbred with the native horse stock. Thernbreed thrived in Spain, and began to resemble what is commonly referred to asrnthe standard Paint Horse markings. Records dating back to 700 A.D. show thernspotted horses that have the standard tobiano and overo patterns.

rnrnIn 1519, the explorerrnHernando Cortes carried two horses described as having pinto markings on hisrnvoyage. This is the first known description of such horses in America. By thernearly 1800s, horses with Paint coloring were well-populated throughout the West.rnThroughout the 1800s and into the late 1900s painted horses were called pinto,rnpaint, skewbald, and piebald. In the early 1960s, interest grew in preservingrnand promoting horses with paint coloring and stock horse builds. In 1965 thernAmerican Paint Horse Association formed, and today, the American Paint Horse isrnextremely popular in traditional stock-horse western events as well as arnvariety of other riding disciplines.rnrn

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