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Michael LaCumbre, owner and trail boss of Fossey Mountain Springs Ranch, is the president of the American Painted Horse Association of Ireland. Fossey Mountain Springs Ranch has the largest collection of of American Painted Horses in Ireland. The American Paint Horse's combination of color and conformation has made the APHA the second-largest breed registry in the United States based on the number of horses registered annually. While the colorful coat pattern is essential to the identity of the breed, American Paint Horses have strict bloodline requirements and a distinctive stock-horse body type. To be eligible for registry at least one parent must be a registered American Paint Horse.