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  1. #1
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    Default Freeze Brand?

    We just got an OTTB in named Gateway Camilla and right under her mane is a freeze brand. It reads 03, and it is HUGE and blocky not fine at all. What would be the reasoning for this? My mare has a fine delicate one on her left hindquarter, but it's the barn initials where she was foaled. The woman we got her from said she had no idea.

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    Are you sure she's not a STB? They have freeze brands.



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    Standardbred freezebrands are a combination of two letters and three numbers. I think that is a farm ID brand.
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    She's def a TB. I added her pedigree in the OP. The brand is also just a blocky 03, no letters.



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    Default Freeze brand

    Your TB mare came from Beau Ridge Farm in WV. It is a TB breeding farm that has been known to freeze brand just for their own farm ID purposes. The good news is that a lot of their stock has had great success in second careers. Good luck with your mare.



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    I had a gelding with a "19" on his neck, same breeder. They coincide to the numbers on their dam's neck. If you need to hide it for shows you can get a colored hairspray made for horses to cover it. Otherwise....think of it as making her more unique.
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    TBs from New Zealand and Australia have freeze brands. But I think it is usually on their shoulder.



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    Awesome! I knew Coth would be able to figure it out hehe



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    Quote Originally Posted by EM EL View Post
    Your TB mare came from Beau Ridge Farm in WV. It is a TB breeding farm that has been known to freeze brand just for their own farm ID purposes. The good news is that a lot of their stock has had great success in second careers. Good luck with your mare.
    How do you reckon she came from Beau Ridge Farm in West Virginia? Her Equibase record says her breeder was Fulmer and Taylor Made Farms in Kentucky.
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    I knew a "27" in Maryland and seen another couple freezebrands in the area. The story I was told was that there's a Maryland owner who freeze brands his, but I don't know how accurate that is.



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    John Mckee freeze brands all of them weather they are foaled there or he buys them as yearlings.



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    Yes Muleskick is right. I think they told me once if they came from a sale the brand starts with a "0".
    There is a method to the madness but not sure exactly.



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