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Tobiano (Tow be yah' no)
- Dark colors usually covers one or both flanks.
- Generally, all four legs are white, at least below the hocks and knees.
- Generally, spots are regular and distinct as ovals or round patterns that extend
down over the neck and chest. much like a shield.
- Head markings can include a blaze, strip, star, snip, or be solid.
- The tail is often two colors.
Overo (oh vair' oh)
- The white usually will not cross the back of the horse between its withers and its
- Generally, at least one and often all four legs are dark.
- Generally, the white is irregular and is scattered or splashy.
- Head markings are distinctive and often the horse will have a bald-face, apron-face,
- The tail is usually one color.
Tovero (Tow vair' oh)
- Dark pigmentation around the ears, which may extend to cover the forehead and/or
- One or both eyes are blue.
- Dark pigmentation around the mouth, which may extend up the sides of the face and
- Chest spot(s) vary sizes, and they may extend up the neck.
- Flank spot(s) ranging in size. These are often accompanied by smaller spots that
extend forward across the barrel and up over the loin.
- Spots can vary in size at the base of the tail.