Standardbred tattoo-how to make it readable and can white come later in life?
My husband and I purchased as standardbred horse from a local farmer. When we looked at his current coggins paperwork, it stated he was tattooed on his upper lip, which indeed he is. We can make out ?338?. We are fairly certain it is S3386, but not sure. Needless to say, his tattoo comes back to a horse named Generation X, but it states he has no white marking, but our gelding has a white left front coronet band and a faint irregular crescent shaped star on his head. Even with putting in ?338?, none of the horses that come up match our new horse. Does anyone know how to help bring the tattoo more toward the surface as it has faded? I have heard a black light will help, is that true? Is it possible for the white coronet band to have appeared as he got older and matured or that they just never marked it when he was tattooed?
Thank for any help anyone can offer.