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Horse Leg Markings

Learn about horse & pony leg markings

Horse & Pony Leg Markings

Leg markings are the white areas on a pony’s legs. They are important for identification and registration with breed societies.

Leg Markings Guide
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Heel:

White marking that appears on one or both bulbs of a horse’s heel.

Ermine Spots:

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

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.

Pastern:

A white leg marking that covers the pastern and does not go above the fetlock joint.

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. Also called a half stocking.

Stocking:

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

Horse & Pony Leg Markings

Leg Markings are described by how far up the leg the white hair goes.

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. Also called a half stocking.

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.

Pastern

A white leg marking that covers the pastern and does not go above the fetlock joint.

Ermine Spots

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

Sock

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

Heel

White marking that appears on one or both bulbs of a horse’s heel.

Play the Leg Markings Memory Game

Turn over the cards to match the name of the leg marking with the correct picture.

Welcome to the Leg Markings Quiz!

Name (Required for leaderboard & certificate)
Email (Optional for emailed quiz results)
Which leg marking has the most white?
What are the black spots inside leg markings called?
Which leg marking has the least white?
Which leg marking covers half of the pastern?
Name this pony's leg marking.
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RankQuiz NameUserCorrect Score
1Leg Markings QuizKatharina Dawkins100
2Leg Markings Quiz100
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4Leg Markings Quiz80
4Leg Markings Quiz80
6Leg Markings Quizpurple13100
6Leg Markings Quiz100
6Leg Markings Quiz100
6Leg Markings Quiz100
6Leg Markings Quiz100
11Leg Markings Quiz60
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15Leg Markings Quiz80
15Leg Markings Quizkrit80
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15Leg Markings QuizLucy80
20Leg Markings Quiz100

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A design burned into the horse that is usually used to identify the animal with a breed.

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Freeze Brand

A brand made by freezing instead of burning, usually on the neck. Numbers and letters are usually used, and the hair grows back in white.