My yearling geilding has a white spot on his upper right leg near his flank. He is a grey arabian/quarter horse cross (registered Half arabian, AQHA mare.)
He was born with this marking, and I'm not use to seeing markings beyond the facial and leg markings.
My question is what is the minimum amount of white on a horse to have them be considered pinto? Can a horse who has no paint on either of his lines be considered a pinto? I bought him knowing the mark was there, and it really doesn't bother me at all. I think it adds character, but it makes me curious.
I was also wondering if it could possible be some sort of 'stress mark' from when he was in the womb. Perhaps that part of his leg was pressing up against something (speculating here, wide guesses.)
Also I do plan on selling him (turns out, he's going to be too small for me) so I'd like a bit more of an explination for potential buyers.
I bought him because he was black and both his parents were 15 hands. Now he's turning grey and the string-test says he'll be around 14.1.