I watched the PtHA halter classes, I bet you see a lot of those same horses at the APHA world show, actually, I guarentee it. I know a boat load of people from AZ who go every year, use it as a bigger prep show for the APHA world show. Looked to me by the quality of the horses in those classes, wasn't a single grade horse. Looked like true blue halter horses. I know if I would have taken either of my paints (also registered PtHA) I would have been DARN proud to win those classes. And shoot, if one of them were grade, that's a danged nice grade horse, papers or no papers.
PtHA does seperate their types, and they have breed standards for their different divisions. Stock Horse, Saddle Type, Pleasure Type, and Hunter Type. Stallions cannot be registered unless both parents are registered with PtHA or an approved outcross registry. Blah Blah Blah. It doesn't really matter, they do what they do, no one here is going to change it, not worth the argument.
Funny thing is, quarter horses and paints are all Heinz 57s to start with. Someone one day said, "Hey, that's a good looking horse, let's make a registry for it!" Then it got really big, and now hey, check out all the $$$ they make! Shoot, I see some QH and paints that don't look a thing like the "breed standard". But hey, as long as it's got two registered parents
Not sure if anyone has seen a true "paint". My grandpa used to show me pictures of the horses on the reservations. They were stock type horses that were three or four different colors, pretty neat looking.
It's kinda like people, we're all related in some way or another
Horses w/ excessive white markings just don't place all that well. Check out the world show results from APHA the last few years. Just about everyone looks like a QH
A horse with less white is going to show better muscle definition. And c'mon people, we ought to know by now that what the rule book says is only good if it's the latest trend
Ya know, here in AZ, our APHA shows have so many more entries than the AQHA ones. I think everyone got tired of the snotty people and jumped ship. There's a lot more room for your average person to get out and show AQHA if they wanna spend the money to throw it away. Not enough horses to get points. Funny, I sure would rather show in an org. that I could actually GET points in, who cares if they're easier to come by
rather spend my money and get something in return!
Everyone unwad panties now
And darn, Buck, what the heck was your question?????? I kinda forgot with all the bickering. LMAO!