Breed Objective

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Stallion Selection





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Breed Objectives

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

Stamboek 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.

The percentage Friesian blood is shown on the papers and classified in 3 Classes/Klasse

Class 1:    -- 75% or more  Friesian blood.

Class 2:   --  50 - 74.99 % Friesian blood.

Class 3:  --  25 - 49.99 % Friesian blood.

Class XX - -less than  25% Friesian blood


The Breeding Objective exists from several components which can be subdivided into:
1) Conformation & movement     2) Use      3) Vitality and Health.
The divisions of these components are translated in the Breeding program in selection criteria.

Typical Barock Pinto Characteristics:
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 other.
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 feathering.
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 Studbook. 
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 rear.
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 hindquarters.
the loin is wide, strong and well muscled and makes a smooth transition into the croup. 
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 developed. 
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 ligaments. 

1. Movement:


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 gait. 


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 sport.   



3.Vitality and Health: 

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

Tina D. --Mother of SAMBER

The motherline for all Pinto Warmblood horses