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.
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.
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.
Horse & Pony Leg Markings Quiz
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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.