palomino horse


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palomino horse,

American light horselight horse,
any breed of horse that is used primarily for riding or for light work such as pulling buggies. Light horses have their origin in the Middle East and N Africa.
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 that, contrary to popular opinion, is not a breed but a color type. The palomino is a characteristic golden, creamy tan, with an almost white mane and tail. White stripes on the face and white stockings are common. This coloring occurs in several breeds of light horse. Palominos were probably first selected for their beautiful color in Spain. They accompanied the conquistadors to the New World, where they were perpetuated by early Mexican horse breeders. They were discovered by Americans in California during the Mexican-American War, and are now popular parade and show horses; fanciers in the United States are trying to establish the palomino as a breed. Palominos have Arabian or Thoroughbred features, stand about 15 hands (60 in./150 cm) high, and weigh about 1,100 lb (500 kg).
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Visitors will also be enthralled by 'Tapas' Tom Roberts and his majestic Palomino horses, six-year-old Senorita Kristina and her tiny Falabella Spanish ponies and Pepino the clown.
He was educated at Millfield public school and the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester and became one of the top breeders of palomino horses in the British Isles at his family mansion, Glendenys near Lampeter.
But the stars of the show are a bunch of gorgeous Palomino horses trained by Tom Roberts and his wife Linda.
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The show is for registered and unregistered Palomino horses and ponies only, both in-hand and under saddle with classes to suit everyone with a Palomino.
The smallness of the ring meant the audience was only feet away from the magnificent all white Palomino horses, so close in fact that the air fanned our faces as they galloped past.
But now, in Zippo the Clown's 25th anniversary year, audiences are boosted by the appeal of palomino horses, always stabled at the entrance for families to visit.
The fiesta of fun will star the fantastic Yvo and his mischievous dog Pedro, the Flaming Fandangos - clowns, jugglers and dazzling wire-walkers; majestic Palomino horses, Spanish ponies, and flamenco dancers.