I don't think I've ever heard of this. I'll have to look it up. Where on the neck is it normally?
i never really thought that it could be an old injury, i always thought it worked the same was as people got dimples, or something the horses were just born with.I believe the prophets thumb mark is a old injury that just indents the muscle..I've only seen them on the neck of horses, my old lesson horse had one, he got it when he was a foal and got deeply cut by a nail sticking out of the wall.
Thats what ive been told, an old needle mark or something. Shad has one, he now has another smaller barely noticeable one. Massage therapist told me it was scar tissue of some sortI believe the prophets thumb mark is a old injury that just indents the muscle..I've only seen them on the neck of horses, my old lesson horse had one, he got it when he was a foal and got deeply cut by a nail sticking out of the wall.
Huh, thats pretty neat!Nick has two My vet told me it's actually when they were laying in the womb as a foal. Where the hoof lays against the neck/chest/anywhere really can leave an imprint in the developing muscle. Nick has never has injuries where his two marks are...we've been together since he was born, so I would know.
I seem to recall that Sis had one of those but I can't remember for sure. None of my current horses have one.Another marking is the 'Prophet's Thumbmark' which is a small indentation in the horse's neck, although it can also appear on other areas of the body. The legend goes that the Prophet Mohammed tested his horses by depriving them of water for several days. He then released them near a waterhole but before they reached it, he sounded his trumpet to summon them. Only five mares responded and returned to him, and these were kept for breeding. He pressed his thumb into their necks, leaving an indentation which they passed on to their offspring. It's said any horses bearing the mark are blessed, and the person whose thumb exactly fits the hole is the horse's true owner.