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Markings

Many horses have white markings on their faces or legs. These markings all have special names and are used to identify different horses which may otherwise appear the same in colour. The markings themselves may vary widely in shape, but bear a similarity on most horses.

 Star

Star
- found high up
between the eyes
- often a diamond shape.

Snip
- small mark on the muzzle

Snip

 

 Star & Snip

Star & Snip

Stripe
- Solid white marking no wider than the flat anterior surface of the nasal bones.

Stripe

Bald Face

Bald Face
- marking that covers most of the horse's face.

Blaze
- broad marking down the front of the horses' face.

Blaze

Star & Stripe

Star & Stripe
- star which continues down to join a stripe

Star, Stripe & Snip
- marking which extends all the way down to the horse's muzzle.

Star, Stripe & Snip

 

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