Purchasing a Pintabian

Are you interested in purchasing your first Pintabian or Arabian? Here are some things to think about. Make sure you buy from a reputable breeder. Make sure you know how much work and money it takes to raise a horse properly.  Make sure you have studied and learned all you can about raising and training horses. Find a good Equine Veterinarian.  If you are a new owner, we strongly suggest finding a seasoned horse person to help you. Find someone that has a good hold on training and that their training methods line up with how you want your horse trained.  There are MANY different types of training methods. Research several before making an informed decision.  Make sure you have a safe stall/pasture/barn. Horses are flight animals and can not be housed in pastures for cattle.  Mare sure you don’t have loose wire, barbed wire, nails or any such things out of place. Safe fences can be fairly reasonable and easy to put up. Research safe options and be well prepared before brining your horse home. These suggestions may seem like no brainers to some people. But I have seen, far too many times, horses get hurt where they were housed in less than satisfactory situations and then people wonder why their horses get hurt. Vet bills can be outrageous and you don’t want to deal with scars and vet bills if they can be avoided. Not to mention that when horses get hurt, they don’t forget it.  Accidents will happen, but we try to prevent them and keep our animals as safe as possible.

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We at King Ranch strive to raise well bred horses but we not only are concerned about our stocks conformation; we also carefully choose mares that have nice personalities. This is very important when looking for a family horse or a horse for your children.  We want them to like people and know that we are their friend. This does not mean that our horses get to do whatever they want. Just like our dogs. We teach them healthy respect.  I don’t like the old saying “show ’em who’s boss!!”  Because we are not overly forceful. But we teach in a manner that makes sense to them. We use pressure and release for all training. Weather it means pressure with or without touch. There are many types of pressure. If you are interested in learning more about horse psychology and how they learn best. We recommend the John and Josh Lyon’s program. http://www.lyonslegacy.com has a ton of helpful information, books, dvds and lists of future clinics.  Sheila King is a Certified John and Josh Lyon’s Trainer since 2000.  These training methods are the best that we have found.

If you have any questions whatsoever about purchasing a horse from our ranch and what you need to do to prepare, please don’t hesitate to ask.


SALE Page update…

I have added both these sweet little ladies to our “FOR SALE”page!

We are enjoying some beautiful spring weather in Arizona already. Planting grass… feeding babies and planning our year.


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What is a Pintabian?

What is a Pintabian?


Simple explanation is that a Pintabian is verified and MUST be over 99% Arabian and less than 1% Paint. They are eligible for registration with the Half-Arabian horse association, Pinto and Pintabian registries. (HAHA, PtHA and PHRI)

It has taken many generations of breeding from the first cross until recent times to create such a beautiful horse that portrays not only the magnificent Arabian look but the splashy tobiano color! Here is the visual process in Mathematical terms…….

First Generation- 1/2 Arabian = 50% Arabian Blood

Second Generation- 3/4 Arabian=75% Arabian Blood

Third Generation- 7/8 Arabian= 87.5 percent Arabian Blood

Fourth Generation- 15/16 Arabian= 93.75 percent Arabian Blood

Fifth Generation- 31/32 Arabian= 96.875 percent Arabian Blood

Sixth Generation- 63/64 Arabian = 98.4375 Arabian Blood

Seventh Generation- 127/128 Arabian= 99.21875 percent Arabian Blood

and so on….

(this last seventh generation percentage is the minimum requirement to be registered as a true “Pintabian” ) if the resulting foal is not a tobiano it is registerable as a Half Arabian and also an outcross for breeding with the PHRI.


Majestic Sunspot is an eighth generation, this is shown on the HAHA Registration. after the ID number you will see an 8A meaning 8 crosses to a Registered Purebred Arabian. All of our foals from “Majesty” are are 9A on their HAHA papers. I hope this helps your understanding of what it takes to produce one of these amazing beautiful creatures.


Pintabians are now known all over the world in many countries! Our Stallion “Majestic Sunspot” is one of the few foundation stallions from when this Breed became recognized.  We couldn’t be happier with the foals he produces. They are friendly, smart, correct and extremely trainable. For more info on our stallion click on our “Stallion” page. Thank you for your interest in learning more about this wonderful breed. Check back often to see our upcoming foals, horses for sale and breeding information.