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    03-15-2011, 09:57 PM
  #1
Foal
Any Pinto People Out There?

I'm in the process of purchasing a pinto :) He'll be coming home on Thursday, and I'm toying with the idea of showing him this summer if he works out as well as I think he will.

So, I'm wondering - does anyone on this forum show the Pinto circuit? I am used to showing Arabs and doing some small open shows, and I have no idea what to expect from a Pinto show. I know Pinto is really just color variation, so there may be all types of breeds there - is there a standard for judging? Or is it based on what breed your horse appears to be; like, if I have a stocky qh/paint looking pinto will he be judged by a different standard than a saddlebred looking pinto?

What about show grooming? Again, I'm used to Arabs where we grease up our horses faces, don't pull manes, can't use fake tails, and don't paint white hooves with black polish. What is the norm in a pinto show?

I'm planning on checking out a show before competing (if my new guy is even at a level to compete - his main job will be trail horse!) but would love some info so I can start planning! Thanks!
     
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    03-15-2011, 10:46 PM
  #2
Trained
I show pintos!! I have recently went to a show and did very well in the pinto class. This is my mare Ignore the stupid look on her face lol.
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    03-16-2011, 04:15 PM
  #3
Weanling
Pinto the color? Or registry?
     
    03-16-2011, 07:57 PM
  #4
Foal
PintoTess - Congrats on your ribbons :) Hopefully, my new pinto and I will be as successful!

Wakiya - he's registered Pinto, so I guess the registry? I'm so new to this non Arabian horse world! He has lovely pinto coloration as well!
     
    03-16-2011, 10:03 PM
  #5
Weanling
Here are some websites that should be of help:

Pinto Horse Association of America:
Welcome to the Pinto Horse Association of America Inc.

National Pinto Horse Registry:
Pinto Index

Your horse is probably ptha (they're the bigger one)
http://www.pinto.org/information/2011_Rulebook.pdf

Page 60 and on explains showing procedures etc.
     
    03-16-2011, 10:14 PM
  #6
Weanling
Conformation Characteristics
Stock Type Horse
1. The accepted breeding of the Stock type Pinto is a
Western horse of predominantly Quarter Horse breeding
And conformation.
2. Halter classes – Stock type entries are shown in a halter
With lead shank. No assistants are permitted in the ring. Whip or crop is prohibited. Stock type Horses shall stand squarely on all four feet.
3. Entries shall be serviceably sound in all Halter and performance classes.
4. Stock type entries may be shown with natural, shortened or roached mane; natural or shortened tail. Braiding or banding is permitted.
Stock Type Pony
The Stock type Pinto Pony is a Western type Pony displaying the conformation associated with the Quarter type Horse and original style Shetland Pony.
Hunter Type Horse
1. The accepted breeding of the Hunter type Pinto is an
English Horse of predominantly Thoroughbred breeding and conformation. The “running style” Quarter Horse can also be found in this classification.
2. Entries shall be serviceably sound in all halter and performance classes.
3. Hunter type entries may be shown with natural or shortened mane and tail. Roached mane is discouraged and may be penalized at the judge’s discretion. Braiding or banding in Halter is allowed. In performance classes, Hunter type entries may be braided according to the individual class specification.
Hunter Type Pony
The Hunter type Pinto Pony is a pony reflecting the conformation associated with a Thoroughbred type horse and Connemara Pony. Certain bloodlines of Welsh
B. C.
D.
2011 PtHA Rule Book 85
ClassEs
Pony can also be found in this classification.
E. Pleasure Type Horse
1. The accepted breeding of the Pleasure type Pinto is a horse of predominantly Arabian or Morgan breeding and conformation.
2. Entries shall be serviceably sound in all Halter and performance classes. They may be shown barefoot or shod.
3. Pleasure type entries may be shown with natural, full, or shortened unset, ungingered tail and full or shortened mane in all classes. Roached mane or tail, tail brace, or cap is prohibited. Braiding is prohibited except in Hunter Seat, Dressage, English Showmanship, Parade Horse and Show Horse classes, where Pleasure type entries may be braided according to that individual class specification
F. Pleasure Type Pony
The Pleasure type Pinto Pony is a Pony reflecting the carriage and conformation associated with the Arabian and Morgan type Horses and Welsh Pony. Certain bloodlines of Shetland Pony can also be found in this classification.
G. Saddle Type Horse
1. The accepted breeding of the Saddle type Pinto is an
English Horse of predominantly Saddlebred, Hackney, or Tennessee Walking Horse breeding and conformation, displaying the high head carriage and animated, high action of these breeds.
2. Entries shall be serviceably sound and shown
Without artificial appliances (e.g., wired ears) except inconspicuously applied hair in mane and tail or tail brace in all halter and performance classes.
3. If entries are braided, the horse shall be braided only in the Saddle Horse manner. In performance classes, Saddle type entries may be braided according to that individual class specification (e.g., in Dressage only, Hunter style braids are acceptable).
H. Saddle Type Pony
The Saddle type Pinto Pony is a Pony displaying the
Carriage, animation and action of the Saddlebred and Tennessee Walking type Horses and modern style Shetland and Hackney Ponies. Certain bloodlines of Welsh Pony can also be found in this classification.
     
    03-16-2011, 10:16 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks so much! I'll definitely be checking out those web sites in depth :)
     
    03-21-2011, 07:18 AM
  #8
Trained
Keep us posted on you and your pinto's show career
     
    03-21-2011, 10:31 PM
  #9
Foal
I ride a paint gelding (he goes by the name Moo ). He makes a great English mount, but also rides Western. Does small, local hunter divisions and Walk-Trot-Canter classes.

I would have a more professional person look him over. Conformation effects abilities, and while some paints have been known to jump 5' fences, some do better in hack classes.

I'm not too familiar with any paint-based shows, but I'm sure they're fun.

PS: Moo has very little mane. Seriously. It's sort of sad. Would never dream of pulling what he has.
     

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