Pinto Horses - OriginPinto Horses came from crossbreeding of Spanish horses (that have been crossed with native European stock before) with native American mustangs. The name "Pinto" comes from the Spanish word meaning "painted or partly colored." During the Middle Ages spotted patterned horses were popular in Europe. The Pinto patterns may have arrived from the Arabian Breeds, as such markings appear in ancient art as early as during the Roman Empire. Horses with white markings were common in Egypt and Syria, where they existed in the purebred state in the desert.
In early times this breed was called paint, skewbald, piebald. In the 18th century Pinto Horses were popular as a racing breed. In 1947 the Pinto Horse Association of America was founded to encourage the promotion of Pinto Horses and to establish a registry. Colored horses are very popular now; the price range is $1000-$5000.
Pinto Horses - TemperamentPinto Horses are levelheaded and intelligent, suitable for almost any type of work. They possess many useful characteristics: courage, strength, speed, agility, grace, and beauty. Their easy comfortable paces can be maintained over large distances. Pinto Horses are loyal, easy to train, versatile, tireless, and docile that makes them excellent for children and beginners. Pinto Horses enjoy being shown and adapt readily to various environments.
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An arabian pinto baby horse is a treat to see.