Face & Leg Markings

Learn about horse & pony markings

Horse & Pony Face Markings

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

Bald 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.

Horse & Pony Face Markings Examples

Some Well Known Face Markings Include:

Bald Face

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

Snip

A white marking that occurs between the top and the bottom of 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, 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.

Star

A white marking that occurs above the eye line.

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.

Horse & Pony Leg Markings

Leg Markings are described by how far up the leg the white goes on a horse or pony’s legs

Coronet

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

Half-Cannon

A white leg marking that extends up half of the cannon bone.

Half-Pastern

A white leg marking that covers half of the pastern.

Stocking

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

Sock

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

Ermine Spots

Small dark spots that appear on any white marking near the hoof.

Horse & Pony Face Markings Quiz

Take the Horse & Pony Face Markings Quiz

Welcome to the Face Markings Quiz! Enter your name and answer the questions below.

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

Leaderboard for Face Markings Quiz

1. Pony - 100%
2. 123 - 100%
3. Samantha - 87%
4. Daniela - 75%
5. Mia - 75%

Horse & Pony Leg Markings Quiz

Take the Horse & Pony Leg Markings Quiz

Welcome to the Leg Markings Quiz! Enter your name and answer the questions below.

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?

Leaderboard for Leg Markings Quiz

1. Molly - 100%
2. Daniela - 80%
3. 123 - 80%
4. E - 80%
5. Samantha - 80%