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post #1 of 3 Old 09-23-2019, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Clearly, you would not want to lose your beloved horse somewhere and mistaken another horse as your lost horse for not knowing exactly what color and marking features your horse has in the first place. Now that you have this knowledge it best advice that you take a photo of your horse’s whole body, back, left and right side, the face and other markings you see and make a registry chart of your own especially when you have more than one horse of the same color. Doing this may save you a lot of hardship in finding and verifying your ownership over a lost horse.

Aside from the benefit of easily identifying and proving your ownership over a lost and found horse, You can also find that you will enjoy having to name your horse based on their markings perhaps if you own a good number of horses, their distinct colors and marking would help you identify your horse especially if one of these horse needs to get treated or be quarantined, you are sure you are treating the right horse based on the recorded combination of their colors and markings. You will never have to mistakenly inject a wrong horse for a wrong med for instance.

Basically, the following data of charting or recording a horse’s identity may include but not limited to the following;
  • Breed
  • Sex
  • Height
  • Approximate birth date
  • Color – e.g. Dark brown that shows dapples with a Summer coat
  • All identifiable horse markings
  • Hoof colors
  • The direction of mane growth (right side, left side or split)
  • Mane and tail color(s)
  • Swirls- number and direction
  • Scars or old injuries
  • Any white saddle sore marks
  • Brand
  • Tatoo
  • ID chip
And Lastly, one identifiable marking that a horse has which is unique from other horses is called the chestnut. These markings are in the same way be likened to a human’s fingerprint And knowing this could actually be a good benefit to your horse’s advantage.



These photos show four different chestnuts from four different horses and you can easily distinguish the differences in each of them. With the combined details of your horse color, pattern, marking hairstyle, height and etc. You will notice that no horses are exactly the same as to humans are, even twins have distinct features/s to tell the difference and now you won’t have to worry as you can easily make your horse identifiable once it gets lost.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-23-2019, 01:00 PM
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Great article. As often when a horse is taken or gone on to another home and if you see it later, perhaps it has lost some weight or body mass (or the opposite) the same horse can look a lot different.

I have seen horses I once knew and they have changed a lot in that time so unless you know the horse really well you could be mistaken. An example I saw a horse at an auction and thought it might be a horse that once belonged to a friend but could not be really sure he was thin and had a poor coat so didnčt look the same.

Plus all the things you mentioned will be documented proof to help identify the horse
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-23-2019, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Great article. As often when a horse is taken or gone on to another home and if you see it later, perhaps it has lost some weight or body mass (or the opposite) the same horse can look a lot different.

I have seen horses I once knew and they have changed a lot in that time so unless you know the horse really well you could be mistaken. An example I saw a horse at an auction and thought it might be a horse that once belonged to a friend but could not be really sure he was thin and had a poor coat so didnčt look the same.

Plus all the things you mentioned will be documented proof to help identify the horse
Thanks Woodhaven, losing a horse is really frustrating. I hope the post will reach more especially to those who are new to owning a horse.
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