American paint horse

noun
variants: or American Paint Horse

Definition of American paint horse

:any of a breed of horses developed in the U.S. from quarter horse or Thoroughbred ancestry that have irregular broad markings of white interspersed with some other solid color
  • While the colorful coat pattern is essential to the identity of the breed, American paint horses have strict bloodline requirements and a distinctive stock-horse body type …
  • —Alicia Doyle
  • American Paint Horses boast bright colors of bay, black or chestnut overlaying white in large patterns. It is a registered, pedigreed breed, which sets it apart from the similar pinto horse.
  • Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)

First Known Use of american paint horse

1965


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