Is it normal for an arabian to have a freeze brand on the right side of his neck?

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Is it normal for an arabian to have a freeze brand on the right side of his neck?

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    06-25-2009, 11:35 PM
Is it normal for an arabian to have a freeze brand on the right side of his neck?

Is it normal for an Arabian to have a freeze brand on the right side of his neck? Many people think he is a mustang and when I tell them he is an arabian then they say he probaby got lose with wild horses and was capture then got the freeze brand
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    06-25-2009, 11:53 PM
Do you know about his background at all? It may be a brand meaning he belonged to a certain farm or family. Some ranches do that too.
    06-25-2009, 11:58 PM
Well we bought him from a saddle barn. His first owner won many things in drassage. His dads name is JJ Classic. I am searchong for any relation to him if you ever see a horse that name is JJ Classic________ blank then please email me!! All his step brother and sister start with JJ Classic__________
    06-26-2009, 12:37 AM
It sounds like it could very well be a family/ranch brand.

Now I'm curious. I might go do some searching... =)
    07-02-2009, 11:41 PM
Green Broke
Depends what the brand is. But yes, it's normal. I'm not sure how common the practice is anymore, but the Arabian breed has a brand that indicates whether it's pure or partbred, along with the registration number I believe. Any Arab person feel free to elaborate on this, I used to have a paper that showed exactly which symbols meant what, but it's at my grandpa's somewhere. His friend owned an imported Egyptian stud that had the brand.

It would look something like this though:

    07-02-2009, 11:54 PM
Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    

I don't know about Arabs but it won't look exactly like this. This is a BLM brand. :) It could possibly be kinda similar. Plus, mustangs are always branded on the left side of the neck, so that is unlikely for yours.
    07-03-2009, 12:13 AM
Green Broke
Yeah, I was unable to find any Arabian freeze brandings, I really don't think they use the method anymore. I believe it begins with lettering to indicate pure/part status and then a series of < and > type symbols to designate numbering.

AHA! I found it! It's called the Alpha Angle System, and it records the breed, birth and registration number. So it's not exclusive to Arabians, I just knew I'd seen it used for Arabians.

    07-03-2009, 12:22 AM
I hope that helps with telling whether it is an arabian freeze marking or not.
    07-03-2009, 10:27 PM
Is it possible that he was raced at all? I know they freeze brand a lot of the Standardbreds on the right side. Kinda like the tb get the lip tatoo.
    07-03-2009, 10:29 PM
Green Broke
Yes, it is normal for Arabians to have a freeze brand on their neck. It is an Arabian thing. From what I've heard it is their show name in Arabic but I could be wrong on that.

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