Not all coat patterns fit neatly into the tobiano or overo categories. For this reason, a number of
years ago the classifications have been expanded to
include "tovero" (pronounced: tow vair' oh)
to describe horses that have characteristics of both the tobiano and overo patterns.
photo by Barbara Netzke
The American Paint Horse is
an excellent horse for ranch work, rodeo, trail riding, showing, or
simply as a friendly mount for the kids.
Pintos Mean "Paint" Too
The Pinto is the Spanish word for "paint". Most Paints are also Pintos, but not all Pintos are Paints, since the Pinto Horse Association of America allows different breeding restrictions than the American Paint Horse Association.