Reply To: Boredom and Hay waste

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Hey, it’s your topic- go off subject as you will! I rode Arabians before I swapped to Eventing – freeze brands are used to ID horses (especially show horses) like tatoos are used on racing thoroughbreds. I’m guessing the freeze brand will indicate her identity and would be useful should she ever be stolen or go missing during a disaster. I think they’re readable if you shave the patch down – but I would ask the previous owner about it before I took off any hair (why remove it when you don’t have too?). Mustangs also have freeze brands as well, which usually indicate where they came from and when they were rounded up (a traceable record of “who they are” so to speak).

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