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  1. Sherry Hawk
    May 27, 2011

    There is a difference between regular Paint Horse registration and Breeding Stock Registration, and the requirements have changed: they no longer accept Thoroughbred horses into the Paint Horse registry. The (sort of) exception to this is Appendix registered Quarter Horses.

    A horse that has the straight bloodlines to be registered as a Paint Horse that is a solid color is registered as Breeding Stock only (as that horse may have offspring that are marked). If they have two or three-color coats, they will be registered as a Paint Horse.

    Also, a horse that is the offspring of two registered Quarter Horses that somehow (through recessive genes, etc) turns up with spotted markings will not be registered as a Quarter Horse, but will be moved over to the Paint Horse registry.

    Basically, a Paint Horse (registered as such)is a Quarter Horse with a two or three-colored coat, that’s all.

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  2. Sherry Hawk
    May 27, 2011

    One caveat: as far as I know, there is no “Pinto” horse registry (although some groups have tried to get one going). A spotted horse of any other breed besides Quarter Horse is simply registered within that breed’s registry, if, of course, it is eligible to be registered.

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