Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Norman Oklahoma
The most simple way to discribe the patterns is as follows(these are general rules, simple and not in debth)
Overo-jagged spots. rough around the edges. They have a "puzzle piece" look about them. these horses likely have a bald face.
tobiano- more rounded spots. smoother edged. The markings on their faces are like any regular horse. They can have a snip, stripe, star etc. Overos dont
tovero-a cross between the 2. i could describe it to you but you would need to see one.
Paint is a breed...just like Quarter horse, arabian,etc. Pinto is a color breed. All paints are pintos but not all pintos are paints. Pintos can be anything with the painted coloring...arabian crosses,ponies, etc.