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Is your horse a Pintaloosa? Are you still not sure? Here are some helpful guidelines to help you decided. 

Several patterns of white hair occur on horses. Each one will be described by the appropriate pattern term that is accepted by the ISHR Association. These are the most complete and accurate variations that are used by this registry. "ASYMMETRICAL" white patches are typical of Paints/Pintos, and consist of irregular patches of white on any base color. "SYMMETRICAL" white patches are typical of Appaloosas and POAs. Several different patterns fall into these groups, each is a separate and distinct pattern. (On some Appaloosa's the patterns can be combined and grouped to form unusual pattern types).

(the terms "paint" and "pinto" usually mean any equine with the white asymmetric spotting patterns. There are at least 4 distinct patterns in the group of "paint/pinto", but the North American usuage most often lumps only 3 of these together.

The "Pintaloosa" has the characteristic spotting of both the Tobiano pattern of the paint/pinto

and the Lp/PATN pattern(s)(such as an Appaloosa, POA etc..). Generally, the Class "A" Pintaloosa will be

distinct in both types of spotting. The larger patches resembling a Tobiano and any Lp/PATN pattern  

markings, usually on the rump and/or sides. (they can also have the tobiano pattern with the typical

blanket of an Appaloosa)


 
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