Colors and Breeds

Colors and Breeds


The difference between colors and breeds.


 Okay, there seems to be a lot of confusion between colors and breeds... especially on the topic of Color breeds and trying to figure out Rain and Esperanza's breeds. Hopefully, I can explain the difference between the two!


Breed: a group (horses) with the same physical appearance as in size, weight and characteristics.


For Example: Thoroughbred, Arab, Shire, Haflinger.


Color: a shade of coat tint or pattern. 


For Example: bay, chestnut, grey, black.


Color Breeds: a breed of horse that is often classified by it's color, but CAN BE ANY COLOR.


For Example: Paint, Palomino, Appaloosa.


 


Many people believe that Rain is a Paint Horse (which is a breed) because she is a pinto (which is a color). Many breeds can have pinto horses including Shires, Mini Horses, Saddlebreds and very commonly, Mustangs. Obviously, Mustangs can be any color, including pinto.


For Example:


This horse has pinto coloring, but his breed is a Clydesdale.Breed


This horse has chestnut coloring, but his breed is a Paint.Horse


 


So clearly, you cannot judge a horse's breed by it's color.


So Rain is not automatically a Paint because her color is pinto. She actually is NOT A PAINT AT ALL. The Paint horse was not a registered breed until 1940... waaaaay after Spirit and Rain's time.


 


Another misunderstanding is Esperanza's breed. Esperanza's color is palomino, but her breed is a Mustang. It can be easy to misjudge her for another breed. She looks like a Haflinger because of her coloring, but many other breeds of horse can have the same coloring.


For Example:


This horse is a Quarter Horse with the same color as Esperanza.Breeds


This horse is a Haflinger with a similar color to Esperanza's, but is not the same breed.Color


 


So, in conclusion, horse's breeds can't always be determined by their color. Rain is not a Paint Horse because her coloring is pinto. A horse is a breed because of how it looks due to it's size (Shires are tall, Mini Horses are small), size of body parts (Thoroughbreds have long necks, Fresians have thick necks) not by what color it is.


 


 






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Guest
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March 03, 2013
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I just looked up Clydesdale, that IS a Clydesdale.

September 02, 2012
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um the pinto horse on the top is a gypsy cob. not a clydesdale

July 04, 2012
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The all mighty green
about "pinto" clysdale - you can if there a cross

Kiya
Kiya
July 04, 2012
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Actually gypsy vanners are built like that, and it is ,in fact, a gypsy vanner.

Kamryn
Kamryn
May 22, 2012
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The black and white horse IS NOT a gypsy Vanner! Gysy Vanners are not built like that! it is mos likely a Pain?clyde cross.

Guest
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April 23, 2012
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Clydesdales are predominantely bay black or grey. It is impossible to get a pinto!

RFCharlie
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April 23, 2012
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There is no such thing as a paint or pinto Clydesdale! What a lot of paff!
I have 20 years experience with horses, I'm Scottish and have a close friend that breeds Clydesdales. Any Clydesdale of colour (skewbalds, piebalds, palomino, Duns etc...) is not 100% Clydesdale just like any Arab with colour is not a true arab. Clydesdales should be bright bay with blagdon markings or blue blagdon.

jenna
Jenna
December 03, 2011
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the "Pinto clydesdale" is a Gypsy Vanner. Not a Clydesdale. :)

November 07, 2011
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The all mighty green
jetta is right it is only a colour but horses who are palomino can be registered into 2 associations but both take any breeds with the colour

November 06, 2011
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Palomino is a color, but it is not a breed, thats were your wrong.

November 06, 2011
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Acctually. Palomino is a breed and color, Termatically, The movie came out around 2000 she is still simplified as a Palimino, She can be a Palimino Mustang and theirs others she can be aswell but either way just because they didn't find out the names of the horses back then still doesn't make em' a paint horse or pinto, But anyway that a gypsy vanner, Thats all.

Ciearria
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September 17, 2011
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i whatching horses running free with nothing to worrie about and to see the wind runnig threw their hair. to see how they can live in the wild i feal the peace and there loveing compation for each other.

Abbyzz
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July 09, 2011
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That black and white horse isn't a clydesdale. It's a gypsy vanner. :)

debbie
Debbie
March 29, 2011
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i love that clysdale horse..... iys sooo cute... i want one... lol.?!;)

gretel marin
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marin
March 17, 2011
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:p i loveeeeeeeeee stallion of the cimmaron herd!lol

December 07, 2010
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AppleDash>You
Hmm... if a quarter horse dosen't have to be brown... then what I thought was wrong! Thanks for the info, Lark!

April 04, 2010
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The GAME!!!!
lol, i promise it wasn't aimed at you, it was something that most of the site thought and it was something that bugged me but thank you^^

Guest
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April 04, 2010
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I stand corrected lol Nice work :




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