Not the usual facial markings

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    11-05-2011, 04:56 PM
Green Broke
Not the usual facial markings

So I worked with a Saddlebred a few years ago that didn't have a very typical facial marking. He had a blaze but he also had a white spot on his chin. It wasn't a very small one either. It was roughly an inch and a half in size. What would you call it? Is there a correct term for this kind of marking? And is it possible for a horse to have LP and paint markings?

Here's a picture of the spot. And no it wasn't connected to his blaze.

Sorry it's so big...
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    11-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Green Broke
So no one can help me?
    11-05-2011, 08:00 PM
I'm really curious too, and was hoping someone would reply! I will look it up in a few of my books and see what I can find :)
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    11-05-2011, 08:08 PM
This is what I found: "lip markings are generally described by location... Such as "chin.""

So, I guess you would just call it a white spot on his chin. Lol. Who woulda thought!
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    11-05-2011, 08:10 PM
Green Broke
Gee, I don't know! I just thought there might've been a more official term for it. Lol
    11-05-2011, 08:23 PM
Well, apparently you had everyone stumped with this brain buster! I had to look it up because I thought the same thing you did. There MUST be a name for it! But I guess not :)
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    11-05-2011, 08:39 PM
I think those are called milk-bucket markings.
    11-05-2011, 08:44 PM
White lip I believe. I have a paint mare who has a white lip and that's what it says on her papers. And saddlebreds can come as pintos. I have one. So its not impossible that a saddlebred has a paint marking such as a white lip. Hope that helped.
    11-05-2011, 09:09 PM
Green Broke
I knew Saddlebreds could be pinto. I just didn't think he had an paint in him. But he could have some because I don't know much about his past, he was an auction pick-up. He just didn't appear to have any paint in him. He looks like a pure Saddlebred.

Don't critique his conformation they're just reference photos. Not too long after we picked him up.

Disclaimer: I do know that he is too skinny, but he would not gain weight. We had him out in the pasture all day, and he had access to hay all day and got grain three times a day. He was regularly wormed. He just wouldn't put on weight.
    11-05-2011, 09:22 PM
As long as they carry even a smidge it could still show. My girl is a solid paint and doesnt even have leg markings. Just a blaze and her lip.

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