The American Paint Horse is horse breed available in Star Stable: The Summer Rider and Star Stable Online.


Date Development
April 2, 2013 The G1 American Paint Horse was announced to be released in the near future on SSO's news page.
July 10, 2013 The four variations of the G1 APH were released.
July 30, 2014 A fifth variation of the G1 APH was released.
May 27, 2015 The G2 APH is teased on SSO's news page.
May 29, 2015 A release date of June 3rd, 2015 is announced for the G2 APH.
June 2, 2015 The G2 APH trailer is released.
June 3, 2015 Three variations of the G2 APH were added to the game.
July 1st, 2015 A fourth variation of the G2 APH is released.
August 13, 2015 Another trailer for the G2 APH is released.
March 8th, 2017 A fifth variation of the G2 APH is released.
July 12, 2017 The G1 APH model is updated to the G1.5 model.
August 6, 2021 The G3 APH is teased in an image on SSO's social media. A release date of September 8th is given at this time.
August 24, 2021 A teaser image of the G3 APH is teased on SSO's Social media
September 2, 2021 A teaser trailer of the G3 model is released.
September 8, 2021 Six variations of the G3 APH are added to the game
October 28, 2021 A variation of the G3 APH is added to the Star Stable Horses app


Gen 1/1.5 and Gen 2

"The American Paint Horse is said to have descended from one of the horses brought to North America by the Spanish explorer, Cortez, becoming popular with many Native American tribes. They are dependable, very versatile, and come in three patterns: Overo, Tobiano, and Tovero."

Gen 3

"There's nothing quite like a horse and rider roaming free together, with nothing else before them but inviting grassy plains and the backdrop of a snow-capped mountain range. For the American Paint Horse, this is where they're in their element.

When the Spanish first brought their horses to North America, many of them were left to roam the land and were taken in by the indigenous peoples of the continent. It's thanks to them that the Paint horse began to be bred for their unique coat patterns, sturdy build, and shining personalities.

Today, the American Paint horse shares a close ancestry with other popular North American breeds like the American Quarter Horse and the American Thoroughbred and therefore shares their long history of aiding humans in shaping North America into the land it is today. They're strong and easygoing as well as intelligent, making them a fun and rewarding breed to train.

The most distinctive feature of the Paint horse is their unique and beautiful coat patterns. These patterns are seen in a combination of white and another coat color and can vary greatly, meaning no two Paint horses are exactly the same!

Some examples of typical patterns are Tobiano (dark and white pattern, patterns on the face such as stars, blazes, or strips) and Overo (solid colored back, irregular white pattern, and darker legs, occasionally with white stockings, the face is mostly white).

While often sought out for Western pleasure, barrel racing, an other western events, the Paint horse can even thrive in other areas such as English pleasure, working equitation, and show jumping.

With an easygoing temperament and a highly social nature, the Paint horse is the perfect companion for anyone with a big heart. Are you ready to bond with this reliable roamer of the American Plains?"

Unique Features

The Reining Spin

The Generation 3 APH can perform a special move called the Reining Spin. The animation can be activated by pressing the space bar, but only when standing still, otherwise the horse will jump instead of performing the move.

The Reining Slide Stop

While all of the horses in star stable will technically come to a "Hard stop" if the player presses the "X" button when in a full gallop, the Generation 3 APH has a special stop method found in western reining. When it is in full gallop, and the player goes for a hard stop, the horse will instead perform a "Slide stop."


Gen 1/1.5

Four hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 1/1.5 APH at the Horse Stylist. These styles are identical on all Gen 1.5 models.

  • Button Braids
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long

Gen 2

Five hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 2 APH at the Horse Stylist. These styles are identical on all Gen 2 American Paint Horse, Appaloosa, and American Quarter Horse models.

  • Default
  • Button Braids
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long

Gen 3

Seven hairstyles can be purchased for the Gen 3 APH at the Horse Stylist.

  • Default
  • Button Braids
  • Cropped
  • Short
  • Braids
  • Single Braid with default tail
  • Single Braid with Braided Tail

Colors, Pricing, and Location

Generation 1/1.5

The Gen 1/1.5 models cost 280 SC. All five variations can be found at be found at Ferdinand's Horse Market.

  • Bay Tobiano
  • Black Overo
  • Black Tobiano
  • Chestnut Overo
  • Chestnut Tobiano

Generation 2

The Gen 2 models cost for 450 SC. All five variations can be found at Ferdinand's Horse Market.

  • Black Splash
  • Chestnut Tobiano
  • Dapple Grey Tobiano
  • Sable Champagne Overo
  • Silver Dapple Tobiano

Generation 3

The Gen 3 models cost 850 SC. They can be found at the following locations:

  • Dark Bay Tobiano - Riding Arena
  • Black Tobiano - Riding Arena
  • Buckskin Tobiano - Riding Arena
  • Chestnut Overo - Fort Pinta/ Riding Arena
  • Dapple Tobiano - Riding Arena
  • Grullo Tobiano - Riding Arena

Star Stable Horses

Flaxen Chestnut Tobiano

A Gen 3 APH was released in Star Stable Horses. The fully raised foal can be bought for 850 SC.

  • Flaxen Chestnut Tobiano


  • When the Gen 2 APH was first released, it was missing a frame in its jump and recovery animation. This meant the horse could gain an advantage in races and championships. The extra frames were added in the update on October 7, 2020, meaning the horse now jumps and recovers at regular speeds.
  • The Gen 2 American Paint horse in SSO shares its model and animations with the American Quarter horses and the Gen 2 Appaloosas.

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