The Palomino is not strictly a breed but a colour although the Palomino is recognised as a breed in the US. It is believed that the Palomino horse existed in China although they were introduced to the US from Spain where their colouring was popular and their breeding was encouraged by Queen Isabella. Likely to have originated from Arab and Barb stock Palomino horses were taken to the US by Spanish settlers where some escaped and became mixed with herds of Mustangs. They were later used by the cowboys as saddle horses.
The height of the Palomino Horse varies according to breeding.
The Palomino horse can be varying shades of golden with cream or almost white mane and tail.
Characteristics of the Palomino horse vary according to breeding.
The temperament of the Palomino horse varies according to breeding.
Use of the Palomino horse varies according to breeding.