Roaning
































Tobiano roaning is white ticking on the body of a pony. It is not associated with Classic Roan, Rabicano, or Sabino Roaning. Roaning and random roan spots is a common occurrence on tobianos and is a characteristic of the pinto pattern and is not a separate inheritance. The roaning tends to be more common homozygous tobianos and on horses with cat tracks, but heterozygous tobianos can also have roaning.


Brown tobiano with a roan patch and ermine spots. The Duchess of Lightning, Picture courtesy of Sarah Fung.


Bay tobiano with roaning. Misty's Struck by Lightning, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with a roan patch in summer and winter coats. Stevenson's Dakota Sky, 2007 and 2016, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with roaning in summer and winter coats. Carnival Baby, 2007 and 2016, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano with roaning. Chesapeake Lightning, Picture courtesy of Kyley DiLuigi.


Bay tobiano with roan patches in summer and winter coats. A Splash of Freckles, 2014 and 2017, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with roaning in winter coat. Her sire had similar roaning. Anne Bonny, 2015, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut tobiano with roaning. Corrie's Little Miss Magic, 2021, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay tobiano with roany star. Chickadee, 2015, Picture by Amanda Geci.