Just bought myself a very nice 12 year-old Quarter/Morgan (?) cross mare. Some people call her a black and white tobiano paint ... others call her a black and white tobiano pinto. I read the long thread about paint v. Pinto, and I'm not sure I understand it exactly. I don't know her breeding ... my farrier guesses she's Quarter Horse / Morgan cross. Here she is.
Paint or Pinto? Pinto markings, right? Is Paint a breed?
Tobiano coloration does not exist in either breed. ;)
Could theoretically be Paint/Morgan, could be pure Paint, could be random pinto mutt pony....are there any signs of gaiting? Can you get a good conformation shot? I'm assuming you have no prior history on her?
I have no prior history on her. I have a video of her that I took when the seller was riding her, and you can see a little bit of a gait on her, but her feet were not done at the time. I've since had her shod, and I haven't videotaped her gait again to compare it.
Hmmmmm....bad video to tell anything, and the pictures aren't much to go by, either. We just frankly don't have Morgans around here, so for that biased reason alone, I'm unlikely to think in that direction. She almost looks a little Foxtrotter-y to me from the photos, but again, that's mostly a wild guess.