Requested images


One of the commenters asked for images of the other side of this horse, which appeared in the original tobiano marking post. I was fortunate to get quite a few good images of him. (If only all the classes were held in this particular arena, which is situated just right relative to the morning sun!)

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You can almost see the random roan patch on his left hip in the side shot, but it is more visible in this one taken from behind.

I liked the way his tail was variegated, so I got a number of shots of it. (Be warned, however, that because Paint Horses can use tail switches, colors on tails may not always be natural to that horse.)


This was a good shot for showing how the color on the head of a tobiano spreads downward towards the jaw, so that in individuals with more white, there is a narrow “V” at the throat where the color on the two sides merge. I am working on a post that goes into more detail about this, and about how color tends to travel on the faces of tobianos, since that is relevant to the discussion on tobiano face white.

I am also trying to pull together some pieces to expand on some of the unusual colors that have appeared in recent posts. I apologize that we have wandered off in several different directions, but threads tend to come back around eventually. Fortunately you are all pretty tolerant when we take the more erratic, meandering path!

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3 Responses to Requested images

  1. Shanti September 27, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Thank you for the pictures!! Really appreciate it! 🙂

  2. Kristina Pry September 28, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    My aunt’s tobiano just has a spot of white in the middle of the underside of his jaw. No “V” since he is pretty minimally white but I thought it might add to your face white posts.

  3. Danielle September 28, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    I love the weeny bit of white at the top of his tail. Such a pretty boy!