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Welcome to The Pinto Horse Association of NSW Inc.

Welcome to The Pinto Horse Association of NSW Inc.

Welcome to The Pinto Horse Association of NSW Inc. Welcome to The Pinto Horse Association of NSW Inc.

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Judging Pintos

Definition of coat patterns

Definition of coat patterns

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JUDGING PINTOS

Pintos are to be judged on their conformation as per the Standard of Excellence.

There  are three colour patterns, TOBIANO, OVERO and SABINO with wide  variations in colour and areas.  The Ideal Pinto possesses a 50/50  colour pattern distribution, however, the patterns and markings are  extremely varied.  No discrimination will be made concerning Tobiano,  Overo and Sabino patterns – they are of equal value.  While colour and  markings are not primarily determinative factors in judging, it must be  borne in mind that where two horses are equal in all other qualities of  conformation, quality, action, presentation and performance the award  should be made to the entry which more closely represents the Pinto  horse and is more readily recognisable as a Pinto.

When  judging Best Marked classes, no work out is required as you are judging  the markings only. As mentioned above the ideal Pinto possesses a 50/50  colour pattern distribution, however balance of that distribution is  also taken into account, a horse all black from nose to the girth and  all white from girth to tail whilst almost 50/50 is not considered to be  a “Best Marked” horse, markings should be evenly distributed.

Definition of coat patterns

Definition of coat patterns

Definition of coat patterns

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COLOUR PATTERNS

TOBIANO – (pronounced toe-bee-ah-no)

The  Tobiano Pinto is basically a white horse with patches of colour. It  generally has white legs and white crossing the backbone. The head,  chest, flank, buttock and often the tail are the usual coloured areas.

OVERO – (pronounced o-vair-o)

The Overo Pinto appears as a dark horse with white

marking. These markings are of irregular shape with

jagged edges and normally originate on the horses side or belly, often spreading towards the neck, legs and back.

Colour appears to frame the white areas. An Overo

usually has a dark mane, tail, legs and backbone. Bald or white face often accompanies the Overo pattern.

TOBERO

Horses  which show definite characteristics of the two marking patterns  described with the Tobiano and Overo are referred to as Tobero.

SABINO

The  Sabino Pinto is a dark horse with large white belly splashes which come  up the sides from underneath. The belly splashes must be visible from a  distance and easily seen at eye level.