The paint horse is mainly used by cowboys for ranch work and at the rodeo. Even as a leisure horse, it is well suited. It is extremely intelligent, honest, good-natured and totally reliable. They are also known for their friendliness. In general, the paint horse has a very balanced character. These horses eat plants. They like fresh food, but also eat pressed concentrated food. Typical food items include hay, carrots, fruit, grass, Oats and Barley. They drink up to 40 liters of water per day.