Horse markings – Horses have many amazing and differnt markings that can come along with their unique coats.
There are not too many but they are all different and interesting!
Star – A Star is a diamond shaped white patch of hair that appears on a horses forehead. Take note though
Just because its called a star doesnt mean its shaped like one. A star can also be the shape of a circle, oval or square.
Stripe – A long white line of hair about 2 centimetres thick that runs from a horses forehead to its muzzle.
Blaze – A long white line of hair about 6 centimetres thick that runs from the horses forehead to its muzzle.
Bald Face – A huge patch of white hair that covers most of the horses face.
Snip – A small white snippet of hair that appears on a horses nose between its two nostrils.
Interrupted Stripe – This is just like a stripe except that it has small patches of the horses body colour running
between the white line of the stripe.
Stocking – A stocking is a big patch of white that goes from a horses hoof to its knee on its leg.
Sock – A sock is a small patch of white that goes from a horses hoof to just above its fetlock.
Half-Pastern – A half-pastern is a small rim of white that goes from a horses hoof to halfway up its pastern.
Crown – A crown is a little liner of white that goes from a horses hoof to just above its coronet.
Coronet – A tiny ring of white that goes just around the top of a horses hoof.
Flesh Markings – Flesh markings are random white splotches that are found underneath a horses belly,
normally around the girth area.
Zebra Markings – Black slashes of hair that appear on a horses hind legs.
Dorsal Stripe – A tick black stripe that runs from the top of a horses tail to its withers.