The Pintabian horse is an American part-Arabian horse breed.
Even though it has more than 99% Arabian blood, it has a tobiano color pattern, which is not seen in purebred Arabians.
They are known for their distinctive coloring and handsome features.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the history and characteristics of the Pintabian horse, so, if you’re interested in learning more about this captivating breed, keep reading!
Pintabian Horse Breed Info
Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Pintabian:
|Height (size)||14.2 – 15.2 hands high|
|Colors||Tobiano coat with base colors of white, black, gray, brown, and dun|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Common Uses||Pleasure riding, showing, endurance, driving, racing, other equestrian sports|
Pintabian Facts & Information (Breed Profile)
The name Pintabian comes from combining the words “pinto” and “Arabian”, and Pintabians are appropriately described as horses of Arabian kind with pinto color.
There are, however, two crucial conditions that must be met in order for a horse to be recognized as a Pintabian: the horse must be a tobiano pinto, and a registered horse must have more than 99% Arabian blood.
It takes eight generations to create a horse with more than 99% Arabian blood.
First, a purebred Arabian is crossbred with a tobiano of another breed.
If the resultant foal is also tobiano, then that foal is bred to a purebred Arabian in the hopes of generating another tobiano.
For seven generations, each successive tobiano part-bred Arabian foal is crossed with a purebred Arabian until a tobiano foal that is 127/128ths Arabian is produced.
Therefore, 127 of the horse’s 128 ancestors were purebred Arabians.
In light of this, breeding horses with tobiano coloring, good riding conformation, and temperament in addition to meeting the Pintabian Horse Registry’s criteria of 99% of Arabian blood may thus be a difficult task.
The Pintabian Horse Registry was created in 1992.
If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!
Docile, intelligent, gentle
The head features a concave profile, big wide-set eyes, and a small muzzle.
The neck is arched and attached smoothly to a sloped shoulder.
The back is strong and short.
The croup is relatively level, and the tail is carried high.
The legs are straight with hard hooves.
Pintabian horses have the same ideal conformation as the Arabian horse.
Tobiano coat with base colors of white, black, gray, brown, and dun
14.2 – 15.2 hands high
900 – 1100 lbs (400 – 500 kg)
Pleasure riding, showing, endurance, driving, racing, other equestrian sports
What sets them apart is the coat color and the high percentage of Arabian blood
Country of Origin
United States of America