Okay... I'm trying to register my mare as a pinto. To be fully registered, they have to have four square inches of white with pink skin on their body (not legs or face). She doesn't have that, so I want to register her as breeding stock.
These are the breeding stock requirements:
"The equines that do not meet the color requirement, but have at least two or more Pinto characteristics (blue eyes; leg white above the knee or hock; white or multi-colored hooves; collective white in the eligible zones, but not enough to qualify for color; pink skin) are registered Breeding Stock."
My mare has two blue eyes and a little bit of white on one of her hooves.
Does this count as enough white on her hoof? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/...bc0745f3_o.jpg
If not, do her blue eyes count as two characteristics since they're both blue? The reason I ask this is because on the registration form, you can check either 'left eye blue,' 'right eye blue,' or 'both eyes blue.' It seems like if a horse with one blue eye can be counted as having one pinto characteristic, then a horse with two blue eyes should be counted as having two pinto characteristics. Is that wrong?
Second question... Should I register her as a stock pinto or a saddle pinto? You have to check one on the registration form. For stock, it says "a western horse of predominantly Quarter Horse or Paint breeding and conformation." For saddle, it says "a gaited horse, possibly Saddlebred, Hackney or Tennessee Walker breeding and conformation." She's gaited, but I think she has QH/Paint conformation. I also ride and show her Western. She doesn't look anything like a Saddlebred, Hackney, or TWH. Which should I choose?
And my third question... Are breeding stock pintos treated differently than regular pintos at PtHA shows? Do they have to show in different classes or anything like that?