Compounded Pinto
































Mixed or compounded pinto is when a pony has more than one pinto pattern. It is often very difficult to determine which and how many pinto patterns a horse carries. Commonly a tobiano that also has another pinto pattern is called a tovero. The combination of pinto patterns can have many different outcomes when interacting to creating more white and others appear to blend into the other pattern due to their minimalness. The expression of multiple pinto patterns can result in unusual looking patterns and markings. The popular medicine hat markings are a result of compounded pinto.

Tobiano splashed whites are very common in Chincoteagues. It usually causes the pony to have more white. Splashed white will also commonly break apart the tobiano markings and make the pattern more complex.


Black tobiano splashed white as an adult and as a foal. Misty's Morning Glory, 2001 and 2006, Pictures by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano splashed white with cat tracks, as a foal and as an adult. Misty's White Out, 2008 and 2014, Foal picture courtesy of Matt DesJardins, Adult picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with splash or sabino. Leonard Stud, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano splashed white. Star Sapphire, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano splash white. Wild filly by Surfer Dude, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano splashed white. Carol's Little Freedom, 2011 and 2016, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Light chestnut tobiano splashed white in summer coat and winter coat. Butterfly Kisses, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano splashed white with blue eyes. Wild colt, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Black tobiano splashed white. Flirtatious, 1995, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano splashed white. Zephyr, Picture courtesy of Celina Boltinghouse


Black tobiano splashed white, is likely homozygous for splash as both parents have splash. Dam is a bay tobiano heterozygous splash and sire is heterozygous splash Surfer Dude. Chincoteague Desperado and Island Breeze, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano splashed white. Lil Man, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano splashed white. All That Jazz, Picture courtesy of Debbie Ober.


Dark bay tobiano sabino as a foal and as a 3 year old. Wildest Dreams, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Tobiano sabino and tobiano splashed white. Historical reference. Feral mares, 1977, Photo by Joseph Spies from Wild Ponies of Chincoteague.


Bay tobiano splash. Has blue eyes and dam also appeared to be a tobiano splashed white. Historical reference. Feral Foal, 1967, Screen shot from a Wild Kingdom episode.


Chestnut almost all white pinto, likely tobiano splashed white. Historical reference. Feral Pony, 1967, Picture from a Wild Kingdom episode.