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Palomino

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Specification

Category
  • Warmblood.
    Picture
  • Palomino   Palomino  .
    General information
  • Probably originated in Spain.
  • Bred in Spain.
  • Only recognized as a breed in the USA; elsewhere it is a type, due to its variations in size and conformation.
  • Intelligent.
  • Good, general purpose horse.
    Ancestry
  • Mustang   Mustang  .
    Principal uses
  • Riding.
  • Trekking.
  • Rodeo.
  • Ranch work.
    Standard
  • Registered as a breed in the USA.
  • Registered as a type elsewhere.

Biologic Data

Normal
Height
  • 14.1-17 hh (1.43-1.73 m).
    Colors
  • Dark or golden.
  • White mane and tail.
  • White markings are allowed below the knees.
  • Blaze, star or snip allowed on the face.
  • Best color produced by a cross with a chestnut.
    Physique
  • Variable:
    • Riding horse type.
  • Eyes must be dark, not blue.
  • White mane and tail.
    Disease Predisposition

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.

Organization(s)

  • The Palomino Horse Association, Box 324, Jefferson City, MO 65102, USA.
  • Palomino Horse Breeders of America, 15253 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74116-2620, USA.
  • American Horse Council, 1700 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.