|Unique APHA Color Patterns
OVERO (pronounced: oh vair' oh)
TOBIANO (pronounced: tow be yah' no)
- The white usually will not cross the back of the horse
between its withers and its tail.
- Generally, at least one and often all four legs are dark.
- Generally, the white is irregular, and is rather scattered
- Head markings are distinctive, often baldfaced, apron-faced
- An overo may be either predominantly dark or white.
- The tail is usually one color.
TOVERO (pronounced: tow vair' oh)
- The dark color usually covers one or both flanks.
- Generally, all four legs are white, at least below the
hocks and knees.
- Generally, the spots are regular and distinct as ovals
or round patterns that extend down over the neck and chest,
giving the appearance of a shield.
- Head markings are like those of a solid-colored horse
- solid or with a blaze, strip, star or snip.
- A tobiano may be either predominantly dark or white.
- The tail is often two colors.
- These horses combine the characteristics of both overos
Paints come in all colors. To determine the color of your horse
The American Paint Horse Association will provide to its members
poster with illustrations on it as a guideline. Keep in mind
the colors and patterns of American Paints come in all combinations.
For more information please contact:
AMERICAN PAINT HORSE
Post Office Box 96l023
Forth Worth, Texas 76l6l-0023