American Paint Horse
Facts about American Paint Horse, "Scientific name for American Paint Horse is Equus caballus". American Paint Horse is a solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times.
It is the popular opinion The American Paint Horse descended from horses first brought to America called the New World in the early 1500s by Spanish conquistadors. The American Paint Horse is an out standing horse for trail riding, ranch work, showing, rodeo, or simply as a friendly ride for the kids.
An American Paint Horse hooves are made from the same protein that human hair and fingernails are made of. American Paint Horse brains take up less space in their head than their teeth do. American Paint Horse do not breath through their mouth, they only breath through the nose.
Male American Paint Horse are called a stallion. Female American Paint Horse are called a mare. Young male American Paint Horse are called a colt. Young female American Paint Horse are called a filly. Small horses are called Ponies. The horse is a amazing animal, a American Paint Horse can sleeping by standing up in normal position or lying down.
The name comes from the Spanish word pintado. When this is translated, pintado means "painted", or the cowboys would say "paint". Spotted horses or partially colored horses were also called calicos. The Painted horse was recognized by its beautiful spots that covered their bodies and they were called in early days of America, the Pinto back. Early Painted Horses then breed with wild herds of Western America. American Indians soon used the Painted horse, like you when you are watching an old western and you see the Indians riding the American Painted Horse. Some Indians even believed this horse to had magical powers.
American Paint Horses are calm easy going, friendly and intelligent.
The American Paint Stock Horse Association was founded in August in 1962. By the end of 1962 it had grown to 150 members with 250 registered horses. In and about that same time another group of spotted horse lovers, founded The American Paint Quarter Horse Association. These two groups made a merger into one and the The American Paint Horse Association in 1965 was created. The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the second largest registry of Painter Horses in the United States, so its no surprise that the American Paint Horse is also the second most popular horse in the United States. The registry is located in Fort Worth, Texas.
These distinctive coloring patterns of the American Paint Horse are called the tovero, tobiano, and overo patterns. Not all of the coat patterns fit that well into the tobiano or overo categories. So a number of years ago the classifications was expanded to include "tovero". The tovero pattern of the American Paint Horse consists of a combination of the tobiano, and overo patterns. The dark colors can be black, gray or brown. The overo pattern of the American Paint Horse has a prominent color of dark or a white color combined with a white head, one color for the tail and four dark colored legs of the American Paint Horse. The tobiano pattern of the American Paint Horse has round or oval spots located across the chest and neck, a two-toned colored tail and four white legs.
The overo is (pronounced; oh vair' oh) pattern of the American Paint Horse may also be either a prominent white or dark. But generally, the white on an overo will not cross the back of the horse between its withers and its tail. The average lifespan of a American Paint Horse is around 25 years, but they can live long. A American Paint Horse is a mammals.
The average Paint stands 15 to 16 hands (60" to 64" inches 158 to 172 cm) high. There is not a height requirement for registration with the APHA (American Paint Horse Association). Average weight is between 1100 to 1200 pounds (498 to 544 kg).
Horse's are herbivorous animals (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters). A American Paint Horse has surprisingly big eyes and have one of the biggest eyes amongst mammals. The eyes can give a American Paint Horse with almost 360 degree vision at times. A male American Paint Horse has more teeth than a female. An adult male American Paint Horse usually have 40 teeth and a females usually has 36 teeth. An American Paint Horse on average only sleeps between 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a day and will sleep longer in the summer than in the winter. An American Paint Horse doesn't have a gall bladder. A American Paint Horse have a better senses of hearing or smell than humans. American Paint Horse ears can turn in different directions to give them better hearing.