Known for his colorful coat pattern, compact build and docile disposition, the American Paint Horse is popular the world over. Descending from the Spanish horses exported to America in the 16 th century, Paint Horses can be a combination of white and virtually any color in the equine spectrum. While the markings can be any shape or size, and located anywhere on a Paint’s body, the coat patterns are just three types: overo, tobiano and tovero. It is now the second most popular in the U.S. breed registry. The Paint is a purebred Quarter Horse where a Pinto is a color type.