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  1. #1
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    Default Lip tattoo question

    The horse in question was abandoned. The lip tattoo reads clearly even though the horse looks like it may be +20years. I only have 5 numbers and no letters. Any idea what registry to check?



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    You could put the numbers through the JC look up with every letter and see if you get any matching descriptions. Quarter horses usually have 4 or 5 numbers followed by a letter so you could also call up AQHA and ask.
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    I tried the JC search with no results that matched. I will try AQHA but unless the last digit is a letter "I" and not a number "1" I may be out of luck.



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    Standardbred, Appaloosa, or Arab? Although I don't think any of those are just five letters.



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    Standardbred is 5 characters, but at least one of them (sometimes more) will be a letter. For a horse of that age, the first character would be a letter. Is it possible the first character in the tattoo is something that could be confused (B instead of 3, S instead of 5, etc)? If the horse is really, really old (over 30) the last character would be a letter, and probably one near the end of the alphabet.

    You can do a lookup here with partial numbers and see if anything matches markings-wise: http://pathway.ustrotting.com/search...?action=search



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    Pathway only goes back to 1982, so it may or may not be helpful.
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