My horse's freeze brand is a series of symbols on her neck, under the mane. Not a recognizable number. I'll try to remember to get a picture of it when I see her this evening. It was done in Colorado and she is registered with someone, who I think is a private company, not the state (obviously she has a CO brand inspection card as well, with the symbols carefully inscribed on it). I had this done about 10-11 years ago as an identification measure. So yes, in the US you can brand a horse with a number *specific to that horse* for identification purposes and it does not matter what, if any, breed association the horse is registered with.
I never thought about registering this brand with anyone in the UK. I don't know what they'd make of it, as it's not like anything you'd see here.
She also has a hot brand on her left hip from the American Warmblood Society when her previous owner got her inspected and approved as a two-year old.
Last edited by thesilverspear; 09-11-2011 at 12:10 PM.