just what is a Pintabian?
is a verified 63/64 or 98.4% Purebred
His foals out of Purebred Arabian mares are 127/128 or 99.2% Purebred
Arabian and are therefore eligible to be registered as full Pintabians
in the Pintabian registry. Braveheart is registered in 5 different
registries. He is reg. numbers are: (Pintabian Producer) PHRI 49612001,
IAHA 6A324315, PtHA 84806, PARONA P1996 0634, APAR A1213S
The Pintabian is a
breed of horse that must be verified as to having 99% or more of purebred
Arabian blood, with a tobiano coat pattern. Tobiano, color pattern, is
non-symmetrical , with large, irregular spots.
There are only about 350 Registered Pintabians in the world, making them
a rare and valulable breed.
well-defined spots cover the body and usually crosses the topline
at some point between the ears and tail. The head is usually colored
with white markings, common to those of non-spotted horses. The
legs are most often white on all four. All Tobianos are unique and
can range from a mostly white horse to that of very little white,
with the ideal being that of 50% color and 50% white.
is Bravehearts first foal. A Black and White Pintabian filly born
3/7/99. Her name is SH Ebony Moon (she has a black circle in her
face marking) Her reg numbers are IAHA 7A334736, PtHA 96988, PHRI
19921001. She is an example of the unique Tobiano color pattern
are bred for their beauty, intelligence, disposition, stamina, and
are very versatile. They have a short dished head, that is wide-set
between large eyes, long arched neck, short back, level hip, and
high tail carriage. The general height range is between 14.2 and
15.2, with a few individuals over or under that height and weigh
between 900 and 1,100 pounds Pintabians are ideal for pleasure,
showing, competitive and endurance sports, driving, racing, or just
This is a photo of
The 99 foals eating. The black and whites are full pintabians. the solid
black is a filly sired by my Homozygeous black Purebred
This chart may help
you determine the percentage of Arabian blood
- 3/4 Arabian =
75% Arabian in blood
- 7/8 Arabian =
87.5% Arabian in blood
- 15/16 Arabian
= 93.75% Arabian in blood
- 31/32 Arabian
= 96.875% Arabian in blood
- 63/64 Arabian
= 98.4375% Arabian in blood
- 127/128 Arabian
= 99.21875% Arabian in blood (Pintabian)
Morning Surprise Foaled May 31, 2001 (PHRI #10122008 IAHA #7A343791
PtHA# 106177) She is another example of the 50/50 color Pattern.
When two Pintabians
are crossed with each other, the resulting foal still carries over
99% Arabian blood. Pintabian foals without the desired tobiano markings
are eligible for registration as breeding stock, as they are still
over 99% Arabian. Purebred Arabians may be registered as Outcross
horses to allow for additional bloodlines.
is SH Conquestidor reg # PHRI 19911003, IAHA 7A 334939, PtHA
96990. He is an example of the 50/50 Tobiano color pattern.
He is a Pintabian Stallion Prospect. He was foaled 4/27/99
For further information
Pintabian Horse Registry, Inc.,
P.O. Box A, Karlstad, MN 56732.
This article written by Barb Olson
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