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post #11 of 18 Old 06-11-2013, 10:10 PM
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I personally would call it a blaze. To me a strip looks like this.

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post #12 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 12:05 AM
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^^^ I would call that a star and strip. I think technically a blaze is uniform down the face whereas a horse with a star, strip, snip would have a distinct narrowing of the white connecting the star and snip. Anyway, I'd call it a star, strip, snip.

What do his papers say? He should have it listed.
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 12:09 AM
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These from AQHA handbook:

REG115.6 STAR, STRIP and SNIP: a marking on the forehead with a narrow extension of the nasal peak and opening up again between the nostrils. These may be connected.

REG115.4 BLAZE: a vertical marking of medium, uniform width extending the length of the face.

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post #14 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 12:14 AM
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Actually, the facial markings could be a star, snip and stripe, because of how big it gets at the top, then skinny until you reach the nose...
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post #15 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 12:42 AM
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What do they call a white mark on the mouth but not between the nostrils???

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post #16 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 06:48 AM
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The OPs horse would be a star, strip, snip. BUT if I was talking to a non-horse person that would look at me like I'm speaking a different language if I said that, I might say something like "uneven" blaze or something.

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post #17 of 18 Old 06-14-2013, 03:52 PM
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My mare has a textbook blaze. Your horse would probably be classified as having a connected star, stripe and snip. Darn pinto markings. LOL

Here is my mare's blaze:

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post #18 of 18 Old 06-14-2013, 03:54 PM
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Well a snip is usually small, so I would say most likely a blaze then.

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