I don't object to the term "pintaloosa" being used as a description of coloring, since there isn't another singular term out there to describe a horse that has both paint/pinto and appaloosa markings. (Which, for the record, Chanti does not exhibit IMO - she has standard appaloosa markings. High socks and chrome etc are not LIMITED to the paint world.)
I strongly object, however, to people using it as a breed term, as a phrase coined to delude themselves their horse is something other than what it is - a cross bred mutt. It's like the same kind of ignorance exhibited by those who think any draft cross horse is a "warmblood".
I personally have a horse that could be technically classed as exhibiting "pintaloosa" markings. But he's a cross bred mutt, and I adore my crossbred mutt. I don't need made up names, or to pretend that "Pintaloosa" is suddenly a breed of his own, or that he is anything else other than exactly what he is.
So although I don't object to the term pintaloosa per say, 90% of the time I object to how it's used. It ain't a breed and it never will be.
Last edited by Indyhorse; 06-13-2011 at 01:48 PM.