This is a 7 year old paint mare named Splash, I bought her when she was 5 right after she had foaled a colt to a tobiano stallion. The colt was your average tobiano, mostly white with a football sized bay area on his stomach. This spot was freckled with white in a pattern like Splash's markings. If her spots came out on the foal anywhere else, it was hidden by the white in his tobiano pattern. From what I was told when I bought her, Splash's parents were a paint with markings like hers (though less of them) and a quarter horse with a baldface and 4 white socks. The paint was not sabino; it had no face or leg markings, only the spots on it's abdomen area.
So what is this pattern called? We know it is heritable, but is it just a strange type of Overo or is it possible to find a stallion with this pattern If I ever bred Splash.
Also, i'll be posting her picture in another thread for help about deciding upon a discipline to pursue, but if you have any comments now, it would be appreciated.