Palomino Horses For Sale

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    • A Spring Heir

      Half-Arabian | Mare | Texas

      For Sale - My daughter's 12 year old saddleseat horse. My daughter went off to college and could only take her reiner. Unfortuna...

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    • Dom

      American Quarter Horse | Gelding | California

      Dom is sweet mild mannered quarter horse.Located in Moorpark, California. 805-857-0455 Dom’ a young healthy, easy keeper. He i...

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    • Indy

      Other | Mare | California

      This is Indy. She is a very sweet natured 15 year old paint. She is about 15 hands high. I have had her for about seven years and...

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    • Indi

      Irish Sport Horse | Gelding | Florida

      It is not all about beauty! But about talent too! He has got it all. Born in 2013; Modern gelding out of successful sport line ...

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    • Bandits Steel

      American Quarter Horse | Gelding | Nebraska

      "Bourbyn" sells November 12th at the Twombly Performance Horse Sale held at the ranch near Scottsbluff, Nebraska. See online catal...

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    • Topsail Spark

      American Quarter Horse | Gelding | Nebraska

      "Tajin" sells November 12th at the Twombly Performance Horse Sale held at the ranch near Scottsbluff, Nebraska. See online catalog...

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    • Ringo

      Kiger Mustang | Gelding | Texas

      Ringo is a beautiful 16 y/o grullo gelding, Kiger Mustang. Teeth floated on 04/10/21 with out sedation, feet trimmed 09/17/21, Co...

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    • Dreamer

      American Quarter Horse | Mare | Florida

      Potential brood mare, good confirmation, reserve World champion, world class bloodlines. Call 561-459-0905 for more information.

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    • Indy

      Appaloosa | Gelding | Florida

      Professionally trained, ready to show, great bloodlines, limited showing. Serious inquiries only. Will provide video & photos upo...

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    • The Perfect Option

      American Paint Horse Association | Mare | Colorado

      Great looking, great personality, brown and white tobiano mare 10 years old. She is just a bit too much get up and go for me. She ...

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    • Memphis BluesMaker

      Missouri Fox Trotting Horse | Mare | Missouri

      BEAUTIFUL grullo paint Missouri Fox Trotter. Lots of trail riding experience, crosses water, stands for farrier, easy to catch an...

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    • FE RED ALERT (Scarlett)

      American Quarter Horse | Mare | Michigan

      Big Beautiful Athletic Mare. 16.2HH AQHA & APHA Registered Halter Bred Ridden in the Hunter Ring, easily jumps 2ft and good on ...

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    • 15.2HH ,7 Yrs Old Gray & White Tobiano Mare Gypsy Vanner For Sale

      Gypsy Vanner | Mare | Texas

      Text me on (8O5) 25O - 9I22 for more details. Lexi is stunning!! She is so sweet, quiet, well trained and broke! She is excellent ...

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    • Dozer

      Mustang | Gelding | Indiana

      SALE PENDING. 9 year old GRADE Spanish Mustang. Sound in all ways. He is a nice little stout horse. He trails rides great will go...

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    • Laramie

      American Paint Horse Association | Mare | Indiana

      SALE PENDING 13 year old GRADE paint mare. Very nice Beginning level horse. Pervious owners said she has 4H experience and they ...

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    • Reg

      Irish Sport Horse | Gelding | Florida

      Beauty and Brains In One Package. Beautiful, elegant 8-year-old gelding with a lot of personality by Alvarez. He has an abso...

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    • Lily

      Welsh Pony | Mare | Vermont

      Lily is a 9yo qh/welsh pony. I'm currently using her in my lesson program for the advanced beginners. Can be used for beginners wi...

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    • Blue Denim

      Draft Cross | Gelding | Missouri

      OH MY!!! Need some blue Denim? Here's the best kind you can get, this kind of Denim will make anyone look good. Denim is a 3, com...

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    • Trooper

      Walkaloosa | Gelding | New York

      Trooper is a 15 year old Walkaloosa gelding with red roan spotting and two striped hooves. I rescued him out of a kill pen a few y...

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      Appaloosa | Mare | Texas

      "Heidi" is a 2014 mare sired by World Halter Champion Executive Legacy. Dam is year-end top-10 Karen Grimm-bred daughter of Impre...

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The Palomino Horse: History, Uses, and Description

"Palomino" is the term used to describe a genetic coat coloring, widely acknowledged to be one of the most enchanting and beautiful colors that horses can come in. Continue reading for more information about Palomino horses.

Description of the Palomino Horse

Palomino horses are a striking gold color all throughout the body, with a white or cream-colored mane and tail. Palominos can come in all ranges of gold, from light to dark. The darkness or lightness, as well as the intensity of the gold color, all depends on the horse's genetic makeup. As more is learned about genetic properties and their effect on a horse's color, horse breeders are discovering just what color horses need to be crossed in order to create a palomino. Palomino is simply the name of a coat coloring, otherwise known as a "color breed", and because of this, horses of all breeds can be recognized as Palomino, though there are some breeds in which the chance of breeding a Palomino is very thin, such as Friesians or Appaloosas.

History of the Palomino Horse

Since the very first successful breeding of a Palomino, which is unfortunately undocumented, Palomino horses have been widely admired due to their beautiful and iconic coat coloring. While the exact origination of the breed can not be traced back, there is evidence of Palomino horses being used in the Crusades as war horses. Most Palomino enthusiasts and specialists will agree that Palomino horses are descendants of the Arabian and Barb horse. In the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s film industry, Palomino horses were heavily favored for the use in television programs and movies alike. Two examples of Palomino horses who claimed their ticket to fame were Trigger and Mister Ed; Trigger was well-known for starring alongside Roy Rogers in classic Western films. Mister Ed was a "talking" Palomino horse who had his very own comedy show in the 1960s and was beloved by both the adults and the children who watched the program. In 1936, the Palomino Horse Association (PHA) was founded in order to create a documented registry for Palomino horses. Later that decade, the Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA) was founded as well. The PHBA developed a more strict set of requirements for registration than the PHA, as the foundation was created to promote "purity" in the breeding of Palominos, and to improve the color breed over time.


As horses of a wide variety of breeds can be considered Palomino, Palomino horses are used in a myriad of events, competitions, and disciplines. Palominos can serve for jumping, racing, ranching, dressage, barrel racing, and much more. Due to their beautiful coloring, they are favored for parades, parties, and celebrations. As previously stated, their coloring earned them a spot in classic Hollywood, and Palomino horses are continuously used in television and film today as well. While the word "Palomino" can not be used to describe an actual recognizable breed of horse, there is still plenty of history and regulation behind horses who are recognized to be true Palominos.