Why the name Palomino? As a child, born and raised in New York City, Victoria always wanted a Palomino horse. Apartment living, although animal friendly, was not the proper environment to board a horse. In earnest, she kept trying to convince her mother that a horse could sleep under her bed. Now grown up, in a different bed, and still with no horse, Victoria got her Palomino by naming her company Palomino Entertainment Group.
Most breeds of horses are
classified according to their lineage, but the Palomino is determined by its
color. Various breeds of horses are registered as Palominos: Quarter horses
make up about fifty percent, the remainder are Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, American
Saddle Horses, Arabians, Morgans, and Tennessee Walking Horses. The Palomino
Horse Breeds of America and the Palomino Horse Association control registration
of Palomino Horses. Palominos do not regularly perpetuate their distinct
coloring genetically. Bred to one another, Palominos get chestnuts or albinos
at least as often as they produce Palominos. Moreover, the PHBA – unlike the
PHA – prohibits the registration of a Palomino whose sire or dam is not a
registered Palomino. Albinos can not be registered even though an
albino-chestnut cross has the best chance of producing a Palomino foal.
“Palomino” derives from the Spanish term meaning “ring dove” due to the horse’s coloring. The Palomino is an attention-getter since its bright coloring sets it apart from other horses. The skin of the Palomino may be dark or light, although the coat must be light gold in color. Dark skinned Palominos’ coats often turn white in winter, while light- skinned examples maintain the gold coloring year round. The Palomino may stand between 14 and 17 hands. The mane and tail are white, and the eyes must be brown, black or hazel. – as defined by the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY