Synopses & Reviews
This book is the first comprehensive history of an admirable American breed of horse that has at last come into its own. It is a ready reference for the breeder and a broadly based account for the historian of the equine species. The author searches out the past, describing the origin of painted horses in ancient times, their movement across Europe, their arrival in the Americas, and their acceptance in the 1960s as a distinctive breed.
Accompanying his text with many illustrations, the author discusses breed characteristics, bloodlines, and color patterns. He emphasizes the genetic principles involved in breeding authentic Paints. Included are descriptions and charts of markings of the tobiano, the overo, the criulo, the criollo, and that fascinating occurrence the Paint cropout.
"As this book portrays beautifully, there are plenty of fine, registered paints with bloodlines equal to the best of quarter horses, and conformation that is virtually flawless. It is about time that someone presented a sound historical, informational and colorful book about this breed, and this one, with its numerous color pictures and chapters about coloration, breeding and training meets the need." Horse and Rider
"The pictures are enough to convince the most skeptical of the worth of the new breed. Haynes has written a well-organized and comprehensive book, including chapters on outstanding paints of the past and present. All horse lovers will treasure it." Fort Worth Star-Telegram
About the Author
Glynn W. Haynes received the bachelor's degree from Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe. His profession as a construction engineer has not interfered with his devotion to the Paint Horse, whose history and breeding remain his absorbing avocation.