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post #1 of 21 Old 05-13-2010, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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the devils thumb print

(also known as the prophets thumb mark)

I'm curious to find out whether anyone else's horses has this, whiskey has a small indent on her neck that fits my thumb perfectly she's had this for as long as I can remember and it can mean either good luck or bad.

I thinks theres also a few story's linked to the thumb print but I can't remember what they were I might look them up :)
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-13-2010, 01:27 PM
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I don't think I've ever heard of this. I'll have to look it up. Where on the neck is it normally?

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post #3 of 21 Old 05-13-2010, 01:32 PM
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PROPHET'S THUMBPRINT:

The prophet's thumbprint is a dent in a horse's body, often occuring on the neck or chest.

It is said that Mohammed once tested his Arabian horses by depriving them of water for three days. He then let them all free near a watering hole, and they rushed to drink.

Before they reached the water he sounded his war trumpet to call them, and only 5 mares returned.

These 5 loyal mares were cherished and kept for breeding, the only ones fit to pass on their bloodlines. It is said that he pressed his thumb into their necks, marking them.

Horses with thumbprints are believed to be lucky.


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post #4 of 21 Old 05-13-2010, 01:40 PM
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hmmmmmm. That's really cool. I'll have to cheack my horses for this!!

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post #5 of 21 Old 05-13-2010, 09:24 PM
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Several of my horses have this..

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I believe the prophets thumb mark is a old injury that just indents the muscle..I've only seen them on the neck of horses, my old lesson horse had one, he got it when he was a foal and got deeply cut by a nail sticking out of the wall.
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I believe the prophets thumb mark is a old injury that just indents the muscle..I've only seen them on the neck of horses, my old lesson horse had one, he got it when he was a foal and got deeply cut by a nail sticking out of the wall.
I never really thought that it could be an old injury, I always thought it worked the same was as people got dimples, or something the horses were just born with.
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i never really thought that it could be an old injury, I always thought it worked the same was as people got dimples, or something the horses were just born with.
I think you're right, it's a dimple of sorts.

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I believe the prophets thumb mark is a old injury that just indents the muscle..I've only seen them on the neck of horses, my old lesson horse had one, he got it when he was a foal and got deeply cut by a nail sticking out of the wall.
that's what I've been told, an old needle mark or something. Shad has one, he now has another smaller barely noticeable one. Massage therapist told me it was scar tissue of some sort
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Nick has two My vet told me it's actually when they were laying in the womb as a foal. Where the hoof lays against the neck/chest/anywhere really can leave an imprint in the developing muscle. Nick has never has injuries where his two marks are...we've been together since he was born, so I would know.

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