I just love paints!!!!!!!!!! they are my favorite ever since I was a little girl!
Paint or Pinto?
A lot of people get these two mixed up. Here is something to remember: Every paint is a pinto but not every pinto is a paint. Confused? Here’s the thing: Paints are a breed. Pintos are a coloring. Both look about the same, but Pintos can be any breed. Paints have a long history of Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. Paints and Pintos are both a color and white splotches.
What’s a Tobiano? What’s a overo? Tovero?!
An Overo Paint Horse
Okay…these are types of patterns for paint horses.
Tobianos have large often rounded patches of dark. It looks like it has a white back ground and brown on top of the white. Their heads should be dark colored. They usually have a shield like splotch of color on the front of their neck.
Overos have usually jagged white markings. It looks like a colored background with white on top of the color. Their heads should be mostly white, often with walleyes (blue eyes). There are different types of Overos.
Toveros are a mix of tobiano and overos.
Paints can have no markings or very little markings.