is believed that the Palomino coloring originated in Spain.
The name comes from Juan de Palomino, a Spaniard who owned
a horse with this color. The Spanish also call it Ysabella,
after the Queen who liked it.
Palomino arrived in America in the 1500's. It was brought
over by the Spaniards, and escaped into the wild. Because
of its physical traits, which are similar to the Quarter Horse
or Morgan, it was highly prized as a western working horse.
Many of today's wild herds include horses of palomino coloring.