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Horse-Breeds

The Pinto

The Pinto is a relatively new horse-breed founded in North America. This lively colored horse was traditionaly associated with the American Indian

pinto

Meet Liberty

Age: ...1998
Gender: ...Mare
Color: ...piebald
Height: ...13-2 inches
Weight: ...950 #
Job: ...children’s riding pony, eventing pony,


Origin of the Pinto

Horses with mixed colores in their coats such as piebalds and scewbalds are prevalent in all parts of the world. In America a horse with this type of coloring may be registered as a Paint horse or a Pinto. The origins can be traced back to the mustang which itself was a descendant of the Spanish horse.

The Pinto Horse Association of America was founded in 1947. Pintos come in all sizes from miniature to draft size. They are divided by type- stock, hunter, pleasure. The type is based on conformation.

Description

The color can be black and white or white with any other color. Pinto coloring falls into two types. Overo coloring consists of large patches of black with white. Tobiano coloring consists of white with smaller patches of any color except black. The height, physique and character of Pintos varie depending on the breed it is directly descendant from. It's principal uses are pleasure ranch work and showing.

Famous Pinto registered horses.

Art Deco is an imported Dutch warmblood stallion with a double registry into The Pinto Horse Association. He is a superb dressage horse and has sired many famous sport horses.

Learn more about Art Deco

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