A pinto horse is genetically created when an allele for a spotting pattern is present. The genes that create the underlying base coat color are not related to the genes that create white spotting. Breyer's Collect A horses are created by Deborah McDermott, a sculptor living in Southern California. She grew up as a typical horse-crazy little girl who loved horse models and drawing horses. She never dreamed that someday her equine sculptures would be used as the basis of a new model horse collection created by Collect A! As a sculptor, she observes the anatomy, movement and expressions of horses as well as their unique qualities that make each horse an individual.