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post #11 of 17 Old 08-20-2013, 11:10 AM
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It looks more like a brand to me. I've never seen a non-burning injury that grew in white hair.

HOWEVER, most places in the US are able to register their brand with their county, not the state. Here in Texas, I can register a brand in my county, and someone else can register an identical brand in the next county over. Doesn't make a ton of sense to me, but that's the way it is.

Also, some folks don't even bother to register their brand.

So, I seriously doubt that you'll be able to find anything about him just based on that.

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I just did a quick Google search and I found this. Standing O Ranch - Ranchpony.com - Horses and ponies with Ranch Experience - Horses for Sale. The last paragraph talks about branding the horses. Maybe trying contacting them and sending them in your picture to see if they recognize it.
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It looks more like a brand to me. I've never seen a non-burning injury that grew in white hair.
I've seen plenty of horses with white hairs on their withers from ill-fitting saddles. OP's horse's mark isn't where tack would go, obviously, but just wanted to point out that you can easily get white hairs from a non-burn injury.
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I have also seen saddle and girth sores that left white hairs. I also saw a horse that got hit by a car who had a big old white scar down his hind end. The location, right in that crux of the hind leg struck me as a strange place to brand. Brands are usually over a large muscle group (neck, shoulder, gaskin or gluteals).
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Littleamy, thanks for that link! That was a very interesting read.

I've learned a lot from this thread, thanks to everyone who's posted. :)
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-20-2013, 10:09 PM
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certainely looks like a brand to me.

Haven't done freezebrand but I know from personal experience its very easy to botch a brand or get it in the wrong spot on the hip especially if they're young and have any amount of space to move so it being farther up towards his flank isn't a big deal.
Here's my mares on her hip...almost the same placing as your guys
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Imo its more than likely a brand from a bigger ranch. Some of the big QH ranches around us have 3-4 different ones (usually a circle/ square/ triangle) for different yr crops of babies. Or for different reasons. Like one has their broodmares with a circle, their riding stock with a triangle and their sell stock with a Lazy A.

So finding much about his isn't too likely but you can always see if you can find out where he was bred and search that county.

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post #17 of 17 Old 08-20-2013, 11:56 PM
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I've seen plenty of horses with white hairs on their withers from ill-fitting saddles. OP's horse's mark isn't where tack would go, obviously, but just wanted to point out that you can easily get white hairs from a non-burn injury.
Yes, but scarring from a saddle scald is not something that would have happened on the horse's flank.


About the only option for a scar like that there is a) a brand or b) a puncture/cut of some kind. While it's not impossible for a puncture/cut to grow in some white hairs, there are far too many and they are too uniform to be anything but a brand IMHO.

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