Originally Posted by weefoal
Tobiano---A TRUE Tobiano with no other pinto genes will have a colored head with no white. Also will have chest shield, color in the flanks and 4 white stockings with jagged edges. Will also have a split tail. BUT keep in mind those are kinda rare. Most will also have another pinto gene such as Sabino or Splash. Tobiano DOES NOT cause blue eyes. Tobiano can be very hard to pick out on a minimal expression horse. A "lightening" bolt down one side is a very common tobiano marking
The papers on my horse, Ricci, [you can see her in my "barn" and my picture] say she is Tobiano. However, she has a black face with a blaze, doesn't have jagged stockings, all of her legs are white, and two blue eyes. She does have the chest shield, colored flanks, and a two-tone tail [I'm assuming that's what a split tail is. I wonder what else she is crossed with, all this stuff just goes way over my head, haha.
Also, I thought Tobiano VS Overo had something to do with the markings on the back?
AND, a long ago quote said, "All paints are pintos but not all pintos are paints." That was before solid paints could be registered as breeding stock, though.