Horse Face and Leg Markings
OBJECTIVES • Student will be able to discuss the purpose of leg and facial markings • Student will be able to identify and describe four horse facial markings. • Students will be able to identify and describe six horse leg markings.
Star • White marking between eyes. • Comes in many shapes.
Stripe • Thin line down front of nose
SNIP • Small white fleck between nostrils.
BLAZE • Thick white line down front of nose. Horse also has a star.
BALD • Very wide blaze that extends to and may cover the eyes, nostrils, and upper lip. • Horses with bald faces often have white that extends to the lower lip as well.
SOCK • Small white marking up to and including the pastern.
WHITE HEEL • Small white marking on the heel, at the back of the hoof..
STOCKING • White marking finishing around the knee or hock.
HALF STOCKING • White marking that ends around half-way up the cannon bone.
CORONET BAND • Small white ring around the coronet band, above the hoof.
IRREGULAR STOCKING • Stocking that continues up the leg • Stocking that continues up the leg, but only partially.