This is the division for Atigrado patterned Paso or Paso Fino gaited horses called the
Atigrado Spanish Jennet. They are Paso or Paso Fino gaited, a minimum of 50% Paso or Paso Fino blood, non-gray horses and can be marked with any Atigrado pattern.
To be eligible for registration a horse must be a minimum of 50% Paso or Paso Fino blood from a horse registered with one of the approved registries listed below or give proof by genetic parental verification that they are the offspring of registered Paso or Paso Fino horses, or be the genetically verified offspring of registered Spanish Jennet horses.
Non-patterned offspring from these individuals will be registered as Atigrado Spanish Jennet breeding stock and may be used for the Atigrado division only. Additionally,
non-patterned non-gray purebred Paso or Paso Fino sires and dams of Atigrado Spanish Jennet offspring maybe registered as breeding stock.
While breeding to grey horses to produce Spanish Jennet Horses is discouraged, an Atigrado Spanish Jennet horse whose sire or dam is gray shall be eligible for registration in the Spanish Jennet Horse Society after satisfactory genetic proof is given of the absence of the gray gene. Genetic testing is available for the grey gene.
Guide to the Atigrado Spanish Jennet
Blanket - A solid white area normally over, but not limited to, the hip area with a contrasting base color.
Spots - White or dark spots over all or a portion of it's body.
Blanket with Spots - A white blanket which has dark spots within the white.
Roan - A horse exhibiting the Appaloosa roan pattern develops a lighter colored area on the forehead, jowls and frontal bones of the face, over the back, loin and hips. Darker areas may appear along the frontal bones of the face as well and also on the legs, stifle, above the eye, point of the hip and below the elbow. Without an apparent Appaloosa blanket or spots, a horse with only the above listed characteristics will also exhibit mottled skin.
Roan Blanket- The roan pattern consisting of a mixture of light and dark hairs, over a portion of the body. The blanket normally occurs over, but not limited to, the hip area.
Roan Blanket with Spots - Roan blanket (as above) which has white and/or dark spots within the roan area.
Snowflake - White flecks scattered across body or over the back, loin and hips.
Solid - Base color but no contrasting color in the form of an Appaloosa coat pattern. The horse will need mottled skin and one other Appaloosa characteristic
Other Apparent Characteristics of the Atigrado Spanish Jennet Horse are:
a. Mottled Skin: a speckled pattern of pigmented and non-pigmented skin. May be an area of non-pigmented skin containing dark spots or splotches of pigmented skin, or may be a dark area of pigmented skin containing spots or splotches of pigmented skin. It is apt to be found in the anus region under the tail, on the udder or sheath, on the muzzle, and/or around the eyes.
b. White Sclera: the white area encircling the dark or pigmented iris of the eye. Must not be in combination with a large face marking such as a blaze or bald face.
c. Striped Hooves: bold, vertically light and dark stripes on the hooves of legs that do not have white leg markings. Legs with white markings will have horn colored hooves.