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Below are pictures of Paint horses.

For a brief description of what a Paint horse is, and the difference between Paint horses and Pinto horses, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

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A BLM (aka "mustang") Paint mare.

A beautiful paint horse in early morning sunlight


A dark chestnut horse (far left) and three Paint horses.

Three Paint horses on a hill top


A Paint mare in front of a large herd of horses.

A Paint mare with a herd of horses

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A sweetheart of a Paint.

A Paint mare with a unique star


A mule (on the left) and two Paint horses.

A mule and two Paint horses


A Paint horse with an unusual marking.

A Paint horse with an unusual marking


A Paint mare ready to rope calves.

A Paint mare ready to rope calves


A solid-colored colt and a Paint mare.

Paint mare and colt


Paint horse in a pasture

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What Is A Paint Horse?

A Paint horse is a horse registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). Paint horses are characterized by their colorful, spotted coat patterns and their well-muscled, stock-horse type build.

To be eligible for registration in the "Regular" APHA registry a horse must meet certain bloodline and conformation requirements, and also have what the APHA calls a "definite natural Paint marking." While there are exact rules regarding exactly what a "natural Paint marking" is we'll generalize the requirement for the purposes of this article and simply say the horse must have at least one spot. For more information on Paint horses we suggest you visit the APHA website.

How Are Paints Different Than Pintos?

A Paint horse and a Pinto horse are both horses characterized by spotted coat patterns. However, there are differences between a Paint and a Pinto. Paint horses are a specific breed of horse and are registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). To be registered with the APHA a horse must meet its bloodline, conformation, and coat color requirements. A Pinto horse, on the other hand, is a horse registered with the Pinto Horse Association which is a color registry only. This means that while a Pinto horse does have to meet certain color requirements, it does not have to meet any bloodline or conformation requirements. A Pinto horse can be any breed or combination of breeds.

Pictures of Paint Horses

Pictures of Paint horses are popular with horse lovers because a Paint horse's spotted coat pattern often means a Paint will take a beautiful, unique, photograph.


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