Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Anyone know anything about pintabians? My neighbor has one and I guess it is fairly popular in Canada? They are supposed to be (I think) 99% Arabian and the rest tobiano paint. I am not sure but he is really a cool horse. He is all Arab when it comes to build and traits, but he has a beautiful paint coat.
People always trash on Arabs for being high strung, and I have to often agree with the generalization, but he is GOOD horse! He is kid safe, awesome on trails rides, and spooks in place rather than bolting. Maybe that little bit of paint helped level his head :)
Anyway, I don't really know much about the breed combo, but was curious if anyone else did and what you guys think of it. I really like the paint color and level head, but also admire the Arab spirit, so I think it is a lovely combination (at least in the one example I have seen).
When I read about it, I found one source that said there are only 350 registered pintabians in the world.