The Barock Friesian
will be functional and in harmonious build for showing and sport. He will
possess our breed type with sufficient blood. His conformation is vital
and healthy and he can perform at the highest level of sport.
The Barock Pinto horse has a minimum 25% and up to 87.5% Friesian blood
has 4 registries
For register 1: if both parents are not
known or confirmed
For register 2: when father and mother are confirmed
For register 3: when both parents and grandparents are confirmed
Offspring book: when 3 generations are confirmed and has an approved
sire at an acknowledged different Stud book qualifies the offspring in Voorboek 3.
percentage Friesian blood is shown on the papers and classified in 3 Classes/Klasse
1: -- 75% or more Friesian blood.
2: -- 50 - 74.99 % Friesian blood.
3: -- 25 - 49.99 % Friesian blood.
XX - -less than 25% Friesian blood
Objective exists from several components which can be subdivided
1) Conformation & movement 2)
Use 3) Vitality and Health.
The divisions of these components are translated in the Breeding program in selection criteria.
A horse that is harmoniously built and properly proportioned. Black and White
Pinto coloring is preferred. The horse has fluid, elegant and suspended
gaits, which can have feathering on the lower legs, a royal mane and plush
long tail. The horse is luxurious, proud in appearance, full of
personality, honest and eager to work.
a noble head, where the eyes are large and clear. the nasal bone is
slightly hollow or straight; nostrils are wide. The jaw bones are
not heavy and are spread wide apart to allow easy breathing while working.
Lips are closed and teeth meet properly.
The ears are small and alert with the tips pointing slightly toward each
neck is lightly arched at the crest. It is long enough for the horse to
bend properly and is adequately muscled. the neck is set on high and the
lower neckline does not bulge between the throat and the chest.
the withers are
well developed, prominent and gradually blend into the back.
the Barock Pinto horse has royal luxurious hair in the form of mane, tail and
the preferred color is Black and white Pinto. The horse must have a
minimum of 2 black Pinto spots on his body with each spot a diameter of at least
10 cm. Mares and Stallions that are born black may still be registered in
the shoulders are long and sloping (In an angle with the horizontal line between 45 and the 50 degrees).
and are set widely enough apart to form a good chest, which is neither too wide
nor too narrow. has been long placed and slantingly.
the ribs are long and curved, supplying ample space for the heart and lungs,
without being rotund. the belly maintains sufficient depth towards the
the back is strong and well muscled (tight and did not yield). The back has a fluent connection to
the withers and the loins.
The length of the back is in proportion with the length of in front and
the loin is wide, strong and well muscled and makes a smooth transition into
the croup is of good length and slopes slightly downward. it is wide and
muscular. it neither forms a point nor is overly rounded. The
tail is not set on too low. The gluteal muscle is long and well
the forelegs are properly positioned and when viewed from the front, are set parallel
with a hoof width of space at the ground. Viewed from the side, they are
perpendicular down through the fetlock joint. The cannon bone is not too long,
the forearm has good length. The pastern is resilient, of good length and
is at a 45 degree angle to the ground. The hooves are wide and sound.
The hind legs
viewed from the rear are straight. viewed from the side, the legs are set
directly under the hindquarters and are strong with good sound hoofs. The hind
cannon is a little longer than in front, the gaskin is long, with well developed
muscle. The angle at the hock is approximately 150 degrees. the rear
pasterns are at a 55 degree angle to the ground. the joints in the legs
are dry, well developed, and provide a good foundation for the tendons and
The walk is
straight, vigorous and springy. There is good length of stride and
the hind quarters swing forward with power. the walk is a 4 beat
the trot is a
reaching and forward movement with power from the hind quarters. It is
elevated and light foot with a moment of suspension. the hock flexes as
the horse moves forward and the inside angle of the hind leg closes during each
stride. The trot is a 2 beat gait.
The canter is well
supported and lively with sufficient power from the hind quarters and the
flexion in the hock. a long moment of suspension, with elasticity and
balance. The canter is a 3 beat gait.
The Barock Pinto
Horse is to be used in various equestrian sports such as Dressage under saddle,
show driving, marathon driving, Saddle Seat, Endurance and recreation
riding. The Barock Pinto horse should be used in a variety of recreational
uses and well as strive to attain the highest class in competitive
The BPS and the
breeders together are challenged with the responsibility of improving and
ensuring the future of the Barock Pinto Horse. Following characteristics are jointly
detrimental for their vitality and health:
- vitality (longevity and health)
- fertility (Stallions and mares)
- no hereditary defects
D. --Mother of SAMBER
motherline for all Pinto Warmblood horses