Introduction of American Paint Horses
If you have ever been interested in getting an American Paint Horse for yourself, then this article will be for you! I am going to tell you about an incredible mare that I had the pleasure of owning and working with over the years. Her name was Missy, but everyone just called her “The American Saddlebred” because she had so many traits from both breeds. Some American Paint Horse traits that I love:
1. They are very short-tempered and will not tolerate “bad” behavior from other horses. In other words, if another horse on the trail is disrespectful to you, then it’s time for a good old-fashioned “Whoa!” and a brush-down of the offending pony. Unlike most ponies who tend to be quite timid. This mare was not afraid to say “Hey!” or “What’s your problem?” (We don’t mean those words in the context of fighting or being mean.)
2. Their temperament is built around being an independent being in the woods. They are great at doing what they want when they want to do it
3. They are great at being a pack horse – not once in my life have I ever had to worry about them getting away from me. In fact, they will do whatever it takes to keep up with me so that we can keep up with the group on the trail.
4. They are partial to every type of forage imaginable, but also love sugar cubes and carrots (from time to time) and will happily drink out of your water bottle if no grass is available
5. They don’t mind you petting them or rubbing their backs
Incredible Paint Horse
This incredible painting is absolutely stunning. I saw a young super mare at a farm sale as a yearling by a very successful stallion. Who was being sold to be slaughtered… because he was too old to breed! I purchased her right then and there. She was an exquisite baby and she was a young horse that had been taught many manners and had a huge amount of potential.
A young super mare? You bet! This incredible painting is absolutely stunning.
A yearling? That’s right! She was a beautiful baby, and she was a young horse who had been taught many manners, and she had huge amounts of potential. One of my first foals! The one on the left: a chestnut colt who was a sire of some very nice horses.
The one on the right: a black filly by him, who sired many more good ones; she is now probably retired.
The author’s note at the end of this book states that they have never been to Kentucky. There is a lot of information here about horses in Kentucky as well as some history of the state. Even though they do not live in Kentucky, they chose to use their experiences with horses in their descriptions of life there; it comes across very well: real people, real lives and real situations. I enjoyed reading this book so much that I borrowed it from the library twice. It was so good that I bought my own copy! The photo on the cover looks like Sassy, but she is not pictured inside any more than
My review of American Paint Horses
This book is about a family that has moved from the city to Kentucky. They have horses, and the author tells their story with great detail about how they got into owning horses, how many horses they own now and their experiences at horse shows. The author talks about riding at first, but then it gets interesting when she starts showing horses. I love the way she describes her life in Kentucky with her horses and traveling around to different horse shows; it’s a great read!
A few suggestions for American Paint Horses
September is National Reading Month, so here are a few suggestions for you:
1. Get a library card and make it part of your routine to read every day. You can start by reading the newspaper if you have one, or finding something else to read in the library that interests you. Start with easy stuff like magazines. If you’re new to reading (they’re usually less intimidating), then work your way up to fiction or nonfiction books!
2. Keep a book journal where you write down what you’re reading and when and why; this is a great way to get more engaged with your reading. I’m always happy when I see someone posting their book journal on Instagram!
I raised her on my own with no help from anyone else and worked her very hard. She learned things so quickly that I believed she was an outcross to either Appaloosa or Quarter Horse, which her temperament indicated as much. My trainer even thought that as well but could not believe it would be an American Saddlebred in the background. You see, I made up my mind not to go for the obvious choice for this mare to be bred with because I knew she would not have changed her original bloodlines much if at all. I was afraid she would end up like most of the other horses. They were simply aiming to be of purebred stock simply. They wanted their offspring to have great features but would not know how to improve from there without drastic cost.
My trainer even thought that as well but could not believe it would be an American Saddlebred in the background. You see, I made up my mind not to go for the obvious choice for this mare to be bred with because I knew she would not have changed her original bloodlines much if at all. I was afraid she would end up like most of the other horses. They were aiming to be of purebred stock. They wanted their offspring to have great features but would not know how to improve from there without drastic cost.
Appaloosas or Quarter Horses
The only way she could have gone any better than what she did in the future was if she was bred with Appaloosas or Quarter Horses… This mare’s bloodline alone made me believe that she could have gone even further than what she did. If you were ever looking for a horse like this and wanted one of your own,
The only way she could have gone any better than what she did in the future was. If she was bred with Appaloosas or Quarter Horses. This mare’s bloodline alone made me believe that she could have gone even further than what she did. If you were ever looking for a horse like this and wanted one of your own. I would highly recommend checking out American Paint Horse breeders in your area. It’s definitely worth it! As you can see, her bloodlines are far superior to most other Paint Horses I have ever seen… and that is not just because I am a fan of Appaloosas 🙂
I’m sure there is plenty more to talk about with this mare. I need to end this blog post so that I can go brag about how awesome my horse was today in the ring. So let’s get back on track!
Here are some more cool facts about my Appaloosa mare: Her name is Ruby. She has a star on her forehead. She was born at the beginning of March. I am so excited to be able to ride her for the first time! She is by an Appy Paint Horse named Apollo. I do not know much else about him except that he was foaled in 2008.
Conclusion of American Paint Horses
The only way she could have gone any better than what she did in the future was if she was bred with Appaloosas or Quarter Horses. This mare’s bloodline alone made me believe that she could have gone even further than what she did. If you were ever looking for a horse like this and wanted one of your own. Then look no further than American Painted Horses. I’m really excited to share another post with you today. This is a guest blogpost from my good friend and fellow Quarter Horse enthusiast, Shannon (of Fayetteville Quarter Horses ). Shannon’s dad purchased this mare when she was just a year old!
She’s been a great addition to the family and has always looked amazing in the show rings. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to personally ride her before she got older so I can’t show you any of her wins yet. But that is definitely on my “to do” list for this summer! On top of that, these mares are quite hard to come by. They are only bred about every other generation which means there are very few people who have ever owned. I decided that I needed to make my own little “fancy” quilt so this was the perfect project!
I’m so excited to get these finished up and enjoy them for many years to come! I love making things for my family and I just love how excited they get when they help me with projects around here. They can be quite helpful 🙂 If you’re interested in seeing more of our activities and fun