In honor of the American Paint Horse Association’s 50th anniversary in 2012, HorseChannel.com is featuring some famous horses from the breed’s history.
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Color Me Smart
The first 20 APSHA registration numbers were reserved for stallions, but founding member Rebecca Tyler Lockhart reserved Number 21 specifically for a flashy tobiano mare named Calamity Jane, who won fame in the Quarter Horse-dominated cutting arena by being named the NCHA Paint Horse of the Year for three years running. Lockhart declared that the mare “was an example to the entire world of all that a Paint Horse could be.”
Learn more about American Paint Horses in HorseChannel’s breed profile