Find My Horses Presents: Overo Color Pattern Information

This page will help you Learn about the Overo Color Pattern in horses.

Overo Color Pattern

Overo (pronounced: oh vair" oh)

  • The head markings on the Overo are usually a blaze or bald face.
  • Overo will usually have four dark legs and the white markings on the body or neck will appear to be framed by the contrasting coat.
  • As a general rule, the white markings will not cross the back between the withers and the tail.
  • The tail will normally be one color.
  • The Overo paint may be either predominately dark or white.
  • Blue eyes may be encountered in the Overo color pattern

Overo Color patterns come in three main categories.  Frame Overo, Sabino Overo, and Splash Overo.  Tovero is where Tobiano and Overo have been crossed to create markings that have both Overo and Tobiano characteristics.  To read more about each of these types of Overo just click on the name and go to the page dedicated to that color pattern.

Overo color patterns refers to several genetically unrelated pinto coloration patterns of white-over-dark body markings in horses, and is a term used by the American Paint Horse Association to classify a set of pinto patterns that are not Tobiano

Here are some photos of Overo Horses

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