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While the colorful coat pattern is essential to the identity of the breed, American Paint Horses have strict bloodline requirements and a distinctive body type. To be eligible for registry, a Paint must come from stock registered with the American Paint Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, or the Jockey Club (Thoroughbreds).
The paint horse stands between 14 hands (56 inches) and 16 hands (64 inches) on average. Those with thoroughbred heritage are typically on the taller side.
A general equine diet of quality grass, hay, grains, and some fruits and vegetables is appropriate for a paint horse. Some vitamin and mineral supplementation might be necessary.
Paint horses are typically easy to work with and lack notable behavioral issues. But they are prone to a few genetic health issues, including some that also run in quarter horse and thoroughbred bloodlines.