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A pinto is a breed of horse that is derived from four main breed types, including a pleasure type, a saddle type, a stock type and a hunter type. Learn about the color patterns of pintos, which are tobiano and overo, with help from the owner of a horse training and riding facility in this free video on pinto horses.
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Hi! I'm Tim Wigren, owner and operator of Command Performance here in Richfield, Washington. And I'm here to talk to you about what is a Pinto. A Pinto is a colored breed of horse which is derived from four main breed types. We have a pleasure type, a saddle type, a stock type, and a hunter type. We also include in miniature horses as well as ponies. The four main breed type influences could best be described as a pleasure type having an Arabian influence, the saddle type having a saddlebred or Morgan influence, a stock type having a quarter horse influence or a pink influence, and a hunter type having either a thoroughbred influence, Hanoverian or warmblood influence. Also, Pintos are very distinct that they fall into two main color patterns of a Tobiano and/or an Overo. There are also two other type patterns which are a minimal white and/or a predominantly white with minimal coloring. So in closing, a Pinto is more of a color breed with its distinctive patterns recognizable making it a Pinto rather than with its genetic type of physical characteristics.
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