Originally Posted by Equilove
You have to keep in mind that the people who write these articles are not always horse-savvy. "White stripe on its face" instead of "blaze" makes me think they don't know much about horses. They don't think the same way we do, since we have experienced the many ways a horse can escape :P
I just wanted to add that a stripe is a valid horse marking. It's just another word for a strip which is basically a thin blaze.
I can't remember the picture that well but I don't think the face marking was THAT wide, perhaps it could have been thought of as a strip/stripe, rather than a blaze.
Also, to the poster who stated that if he got out he would have come back:he might have, we are not sure how he was recovered. But it is also possible that if someone found him wandering they caught him and penned him while they tried to locate his owners. I've heard a lot of cases of that happening.
I'm glad he was returned safely.