“Put some colour in your world”
Welcome to the Paint Horse Association Website
The Paint Horse shares a common ancestry with the Quarter Horse and the Thoroughbred. A registered Paint horse should conform to the same “stock horse” body type desired in Quarter Horses: a muscular animal that is heavy but not too tall, with a low center of gravity for maneuverability, and powerful hindquarters suitable for rapid acceleration and sprinting.
When the Quarter Horse Associations emerged to preserve horses of the “stock” type, it excluded those with pinto coat patterns and “crop out” horses, those born with white body spots or white above the knees and hocks. Undeterred, fans of colorful stock horses formed a variety of organizations to preserve and promote Paint horses. This is how the Paint Horse Associations around the word were formed
Feel free to have a look around our site and if you are wanting to contact PHANZ, our details are on the Contact Page