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    Default Pintos in upper levels?

    Does anybody know of Pintos doing higher levels of Dressage? If you happen to have any pictures that would be greatly appreciated. What do people think of them as well? I have always owned and shown pintos and I'm a huge admirer of them



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    Default I have seen some nice ones......

    I have seen some nice ones at a few shows here in LA, one is Mike Osinksi's horse Pablo, if memory serves I believe I have seen him take this horse to I-2 thus far if not farther - here is a link to his site, he has many photos.....

    http://www.mikeosinski.com/



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    I remember in the early 90's they were breeding spotted warmbloods!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanyanoel View Post
    I have seen some nice ones at a few shows here in LA, one is Mike Osinksi's horse Pablo, if memory serves I believe I have seen him take this horse to I-2 thus far if not farther - here is a link to his site, he has many photos.....

    http://www.mikeosinski.com/

    Wow nice! Thanks!!



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    I know a trainer in New England who has a nice one, maybe even two now.

    I personally just love my big bay or black WB in there nice show tack with their rider in black and white... I find the pinto's a little distracting in the show ring, just for me. Don't get me wrong, my first horse was a paint and we did the local dressage rings, but my personal preference these days is for the darker solid beauties.

    It was about 11 or 12 years ago that my paint and I were showing, and he did get some great compliments though!

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    We have one at our barn that is doing at least 4th and also does para-dressage on loan to the team. He is an Irish horse. The thing about pintos is that they can be lots of breeds. The American Paint Horse is a specific breed (QH and TB heritage), but there are pinto DWBs, pinto Oldenburgs, Pinto Irish sporthorses, etc. etc. One of the better known breeders of WB pintos is here: http://www.silverwoodfarm.com/stallions.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubed View Post
    We have one at our barn that is doing at least 4th and also does para-dressage on loan to the team. He is an Irish horse. The thing about pintos is that they can be lots of breeds. The American Paint Horse is a specific breed (QH and TB heritage), but there are pinto DWBs, pinto Oldenburgs, Pinto Irish sporthorses, etc. etc. One of the better known breeders of WB pintos is here: http://www.silverwoodfarm.com/stallions.html
    I was going to put the Silverwood website up, too. Back in the early/mid-90s, my friends & I were showing in the Mid-Atlantic & often meeting a friend/trainer (Jim Koford) at shows. At the time, he was showing Art Deco, among other horses, for Liz at Silverwood. I'm pretty sure Art Deco was at least I-1 or I-2 then.

    There weren't a lot of pintos showing back then, and it was just a couple years after Glitter Please, the palomino TB, had retired. So "off color" horses were rare.

    I was showing a wonderful grade gelding - a Trakhener/TB/??? cross who happened to be buckskin.

    Once when stabling with Jim at Lexington, VA, we had Akhal-Tekes in the same barn aisle. Talk about the colors of the rainbow . . .

    But I digress. Add Art Deco to your list of pintos who made it to the FEI levels. My best memory of Art was massaging him before a competition. He was one of the kindest horses of the 'testosterone-poisoned' variety that I ever met! A complete & utter gentleman & very photogenic, not just for his color, but for his personality & movement.
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    Default Don't forget Art Deco and Jum Koford, GP

    Liz Hall's stallion Art Deco went to GP with Jim Koford.

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    Samber! The father of them all.
    http://www.stallions-online.net/Samber.shtml

    He competed GP dressage in Europe and jumpers. I'm sure you can google tons of pictures.



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    I've seen quite a few, more which are more common showing at the higher levels in Europe than here in the states. My current mount is a black and white striking pinto full Trakehner guy who really has a free shoulder and is showing a nice propensity for dressage. His particular line is the "Makar" line from behind the iron curtain... almost completely wiped out! I believe his sister is the only fully Studbook Approved Pinto Trakehner in the US (but I digress into the breeding realm...)

    It is nice to see some other horses that are pinto that are not of the Art Deco background show some upper level promise in the ring. I agree with the other posted on the fact that some pintos can be distracting... but I think if they are "smartly" marked and there are no odd marks on their legs that they can really make an impact in the ring.

    One thing is for sure though... if you enter with such a "loud" horse, you're either going to be remembered for your great ride, or remembered for not so great things, but you won't just blend in with every other bay horse that walks in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubed View Post
    We have one at our barn that is doing at least 4th and also does para-dressage on loan to the team. He is an Irish horse. The thing about pintos is that they can be lots of breeds. The American Paint Horse is a specific breed (QH and TB heritage), but there are pinto DWBs, pinto Oldenburgs, Pinto Irish sporthorses, etc. etc. One of the better known breeders of WB pintos is here: http://www.silverwoodfarm.com/stallions.html
    And last I heard he was in second today, too.... lovely horse!

    I think uneven coloring can be distracting and cause an impression of unevenness/lack of straightness. In most horses, that means white on the legs, but with pintos that means across the hips from behind, the shoulders/neck from in front, etc. I love color, and wouldn't turn a horse who was a good match for me down when shopping if it had uneven coloring, but a nice, symmetrical pinto who is also built physically and mentally for the ring sure is hard to forget!
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    not at an upper level at this point... but here is a link to my guy in training. The photos are of him 4 months under saddle and then a year later. I think he's marked quite well. (Though, I'd be happy with less white, he is SUCH a piggy!!)

    http://dressageesquire.blogspot.com/...ear-makes.html
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    My pinto stallion just finished the season at I-1. Hoping for GP inthe Spring. No current pics (from this season) on the website, but a few PSG pics and links to a fun video from a clinic at: http://www.mysticoakranch.com/oursta...ceincolor.html

    Proofs from a recent show at:
    http://tamarawiththecamera.smugmug.c...11423087_MQAPS



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    Quote Originally Posted by netg View Post
    I think uneven coloring can be distracting and cause an impression of unevenness/lack of straightness. In most horses, that means white on the legs, but with pintos that means across the hips from behind, the shoulders/neck from in front, etc.
    Agreed. I always think "what a shame" when I see a nice pinto working whose markings give the appearance of unevenness. I saw one at a show in August that had a white stripe that ran over one stifle and widened as it traveled down the hind leg. It drew the eye to the horse's hocks - where one was white and one was dark, and naturally it didn't appear even because of the striking difference in color. I found myself watching the test and wishing that the horse had been marked differently.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticOakRanch View Post
    My pinto stallion just finished the season at I-1. Hoping for GP inthe Spring. No current pics (from this season) on the website, but a few PSG pics and links to a fun video from a clinic at: http://www.mysticoakranch.com/oursta...ceincolor.html

    Proofs from a recent show at:
    http://tamarawiththecamera.smugmug.c...11423087_MQAPS
    He's a cutie! What is his breeding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest52 View Post
    not at an upper level at this point... but here is a link to my guy in training. The photos are of him 4 months under saddle and then a year later. I think he's marked quite well. (Though, I'd be happy with less white, he is SUCH a piggy!!)

    http://dressageesquire.blogspot.com/...ear-makes.html
    Very nice looking I do agree with the others you are remembered good or bad, but, who wants to just blend in



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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticOakRanch View Post
    My pinto stallion just finished the season at I-1. Hoping for GP inthe Spring. No current pics (from this season) on the website, but a few PSG pics and links to a fun video from a clinic at: http://www.mysticoakranch.com/oursta...ceincolor.html

    Proofs from a recent show at:
    http://tamarawiththecamera.smugmug.c...11423087_MQAPS
    Wow this horse is beautiful! The top hat and formal type jacket are really stunning on this horse as well. Love love! I seriously can't get enough of pintos



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    Melanie Pai/Canaan Ranch has one named "Luke": http://www.canaanranch.net/Show%20Horses.htm. Scroll down and click on his picture to get more info.

    Every time I drive by and see him in the front paddock, I want to steal him.
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