The Pintabian is a rare breed of horse that must be verified as having 99% or more purebred Arabian blood, with a tobiano coat pattern. The breeding stock Pintabian has a solid coat pattern, but carries all of the characteristics of the breed.
There are currently only about 500 Pintabians registered and only 15 Pintabians in California. Pintabians are different from the Pinto Arabian which may only carry 50% Arabian blood.
Pintabians are eligible for registration with the Pintabian Horse Registry, the Pinto Horse Registry and, if one parent is a purebred Arabian, the Arabian Horse Registry.
Pintabians are bred for their beauty, intelligence, disposition, stamina, and versatility. They have a short dished head, that is wide-set between large eyes, long arched neck, short back, level hip, and high tail carriage. The general height range is between 14.2 and 15.2, with a few individuals over or under that height and weight between 900 and 1,100 pounds.
Pintabians are ideal family horses. They also excel in performance events.