Anyone know what the pattern on this horse is called?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NOSPRINGCHIC, Dec 3, 2008.


    NOSPRINGCHIC Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2007
    Just got him yesterday. Trying to figure out what his pattern is.
    Thanks in advance!


    how the HECK do I get the pic attatched?![​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Do you have it uploaded to the site? Or, if it's on a picture host site already, you can link to that too. Once it's uploaded, ('upload' button on the blue bar above, or the link wherever it's loaded at) you past the link with the [​IMG] tags like you have in your post.

    Oh, never mind! [​IMG]
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  3. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    uh , is it the invisible horse ?

    did you upload it to byc uploads ?
    go to the top bar and go to uploads, it is pretty easy.there will be info on the page on how to do.

    oh now i see !!!!said the blind lady he he
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  4. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    paint maybe ?, is very pretty
  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    are either of the eyes blue? If so, I'd say a tovero paint.
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  6. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    It's a Tobiano Paint. White over the the backbone so they would look like a white horse with color spots. Overo Paints have predominant color over the back so they would look like a color (bay, black or sorrel) with white spots.

    For example Tonto rode a Tobiano Paint. Little Joe rode an Overo Paint.

    The third kind is much more rare, called a Tovero Paint which has characteristics of both.
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    yep it is a paint
  8. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    The first name I'd give that horse's pattern is...beautiful!

    You can do a Google search to find tons of info about paint & pinto horses, piebalds, skewbalds, tobianos, etc etc etc.

    But this one has markings similar to if not precisely like the Medicine Hat pattern, with the color on the top of his head & ears & the shield on his chest. Something the Indians thought particularly cool & desirable.

    What's his name? Have fun with your new friend!
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, tobiano (like, as opposed to overo, sabino, or other patterns).

    Whether it's *technically* a paint is a registry issue (has to have stock-horse blood, blah blah blah) though of course many people use the word casually, like just conversationally, to mean the general color pattern. Some would say 'pinto' is a less registry-specific term, although of course there is a pinto registry out there too [​IMG]

    (e.t.a. - he is not 'medicine hat' though

    Is he a young draft cross?

    Have fun,

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  10. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    Yes Tobiano. If it has one or both eyes blue it could be a tovero, but from what I can see I'd say tobiano.

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