Photographer: John Wagner
The American Paint Horse is a breed of horse that combines both the conformational characteristics of a western stock horse with a pinto spotting pattern of white and dark coat colors. Developed from a base of spotted horses with Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred bloodlines, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) breed registry is now one of the fastest-growing in North America. Picasso is a free range Mustang in the Sand Wash Basin region in Colorado.
The Story behind Picasso, a Free Range Mustang.
Picasso is a celebrity. He is the most famous wild mustang by far, and he has several Facebook groups dedicated to tracking his movement.
People travel hundreds of miles for the rare chance of seeing Picasso in his natural home. In the wild, Picasso has been the leader of several bands. A band usually consists of one stallion along with a few mares and their yearlings. Stallions compete with each over control of the bands, and many of those competitions are fights to the death. Even as Picasso ages, he retains his legendary status.
Inspired by Picasso, Scratchboard Artist Paul Hopman, creates Picasso I.