The metallic glint of a Palomino horse has perhaps the most attractive coloring of all.

In the fifteenth century these golden horses are said to have been much prized by the Spanish Queen Ysabella, and they are sometimes known as Ysabellas.

They do not yet breed true and a Palomino may also be a Quarter Horse for instance their beauty lies in the lades of dun-gold set off by a mane and tail, and each animal must also be a fine specimen of its particular type.

In Britain the palomino which is promoted by both a Society and a Breeders' Association, founded in 1946, will not consider registering any animal showing 'coarse, draft Shetland or Paint breeding'.