Learn the types of horse and pony face and leg markings such as stockings, ermine spots, bald face or blaze. Complete free fun horse markings quizzes.

Horse & Pony Face Markings

Face markings are the white markings on a pony's face and muzzle. They are important for identification and registration with breed societies.

Face Markings TemplateBald Face: A wide white marking that runs past the inside of the eyes and beyond the nostrils.

Blaze: A white marking that occurs below the eye line and above the top of the nostrils, and extends outside of both nasal bones.

Star: A white marking that occurs above the eye line.

Strip: A white marking that occurs below the eye line and above the top of the nostrils, but within the nasal bones.

Snip: A white marking that occurs between the top and the bottom of the nostrils.

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Bald Face

Bald Face

Bald Face: A wide white marking that runs past the inside of the eyes and beyond the nostrils.

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Blaze

Blaze

Blaze: A white marking that occurs below the eye line and above the top of the nostrils, and extends outside of both nasal bones.

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Snip

Snip

Snip: A white marking that occurs between the top and the bottom of the nostrils.

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Star Strip

Star, Strip

Star: A white marking that occurs above the eye line.

Strip: A white marking that occurs below the eye line and above the top of the nostrils, but within the nasal bones.

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Star

Star

Star: A white marking that occurs above the eye line.

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Star Strip Snip

Star, Strip, Snip

Star: A white marking that occurs above the eye line.

Strip: A white marking that occurs below the eye line and above the top of the nostrils, but within the nasal bones.

Snip: A white marking that occurs between the top and the bottom of the nostrils.

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Horse & Pony Face Markings Quiz

Name:

Name this pony's face marking:
Star Strip Snip

What is a blaze?

Which face marking has the most white?

Which 2 face markings have the least white?

Which marking is found between the eyes?

Which marking is found between the nostrils?

Which 3 markings can run the length of a pony's face?

True or False: Face markings can run into each other to be combined

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Leg Markings

Leg Markings are described by how far up the leg the white goes on a horse or pony's legs. There are many types of leg markings including:

Coronet: Thin white marking that runs near to the top of the hoof along the coronet band.

Half-Pastern: A white leg marking that covers half of the pastern.

Sock: A white leg marking that covers all of the pastern and over the fetlock joint.

Half-Cannon: A white leg marking that extends up half of the cannon bone.

Stocking: A white leg marking that extends all the way up the cannon bone.

Ermine Spots: Small dark spots that appear on a white marking near the coronet band.

Coronet MarkingCoronet

Coronet leg markings are thin white marking that runs near to the top of the hoof along the coronet band.

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Ermine SpotsErmine Spots

Ermine Spots are small dark spots that appear on any type of white leg marking near the coronet band.

 

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Half PasternHalf-Pastern

A Half-Pastern is a white leg marking that covers half of the pastern.

 

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SockSock

A Sock is a white leg marking that covers all of the pastern and over the fetlock joint.

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Half-CannonHalf-Cannon

A Half-Cannon marking is white leg marking that extends up half of the cannon bone.

 

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StockingStocking

A Stocking is a white leg marking that extends all the way up the cannon bone.

 

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Horse & Pony Leg Markings Quiz

Name:

Which leg marking has the most white?

What are the black spots inside leg markings?

Which leg marking has the least white?

Which leg marking covers half of the pastern?

Half-CannonWhich leg marking covers only half of the cannon bone?

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Other Horse & Pony Markings

Brand: A design burned into the horse that is usually used to identify the animal with a breed.

Freeze Brand: A brand made by freezing instead of burning. Numbers and letters are usually used, and the hair grows back in white.

Scar: A permanent mark left after an injury.

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