We have rescued a very tall, bony gelding. He is a beautiful, sweet, dark bay, about 14 years old and 17.2 hh. His chest is narrow and his knees are depressed, like maybe a retired trotter.
We call him Traveler and can't decide if he is a Standardbred or Tennessee Walker?! The old cowboy had a few stories about buying him at auction to resell to the SFPD!
So I am rubbing him and low and behold, he has a brand under his mane on his right neck! Not just your average freeze brand by the BLM or even the Standardbred freeze mark. This is two big 6 inch numbers (7-6), and it looks Hot Branded but a little white hair on the edges. He has no lip tattoo.
Anybody know if this is a Ranch brand?