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    08-18-2013, 03:30 PM
  #1
Foal
How can I find out what my horse's brand means?

I've been trying to figure out how to search for brands ever since I got Rio and I can't seem to get anywhere. It probably doesn't help that his brand is very plain, it's just a circle on his left hip. I'm attaching a picture, can anyone help?
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    08-18-2013, 03:36 PM
  #2
Yearling
Most states have a brand registry so, I would start with the state you purchased him in. That said are you certain its a brand and not a scar? Most brands are a little more elaborate than a simple circle. This looks almost like a scar where he poked himself with something round and hollow (fence post, pvc pipe etc).
     
    08-18-2013, 03:43 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I second the scar. It's too far towards the flank and uneven..the bottom is whiter than the top.
Of course, one never knows.....
     
    08-18-2013, 03:54 PM
  #4
Foal
A scar? I've never thought about that. The marking is white hair, not skin so I had assumed it was a freeze brand.
     
    08-18-2013, 04:03 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Of course it is possible that this is a brand. But I doubt it's a registered one.
Any injury to the hair follicle causes white regrowth or complete loss, branding, hot or cold, is technically an injury.
     
    08-18-2013, 04:13 PM
  #6
Foal
Looks like a brand to me. My mare has a brand, yes it is more elaborate than the O but it has the same look to it. I tried to search for my mare's brand also but no luck.
     
    08-20-2013, 09:50 AM
  #7
Yearling
I had so many dead ends when trying to search for my horses two brands. Definitely go to the brand registry where you live or got him. If there is a match they can actually give you a name/ number attached to the brand.
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    08-20-2013, 10:02 AM
  #8
Green Broke
I was lucky. Found out everything about my mare, when identifying brand. So it's worth searching.
     
    08-20-2013, 10:09 AM
  #9
Yearling
I know one HF member who's horses come from a farm which brands the birth year on the horse - perhaps it indicates he's a 2000 vintage :)
     
    08-20-2013, 11:02 AM
  #10
Foal
I found the California brand book online and have been browsing through it. So far, everything is a lot more elaborate than just a circle.

Right after I got him I actually ran into a brand inspector and asked him a couple of questions. He told me that sometimes these types of brands come from the midwest off huge ranches that raise horses and aren't registered. They're just for use on that ranch to help identify groups of horses among the thousands. Who knows if that's the case here, but it was kind of interesting to hear about. :)
     

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