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    Default Where traditions run deep

    http://www.middlehamonline.com/Trooper%20Middleham.htm

    Meet Trooper Middleham...
    Richard III would have loved him!
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    Ok, I have a question about a practice mentioned in the article... It states they stamp the horse's hooves to denote ownership, etc. Does anyone know exactly how they are "stamped"? It is just that-- an actual stamp that washes off after awhile and must be reapplied, some sort of tattoo, or maybe a shallow engraving with a Dremel tool? Anyone know???



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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Rush View Post
    Ok, I have a question about a practice mentioned in the article... It states they stamp the horse's hooves to denote ownership, etc. Does anyone know exactly how they are "stamped"? It is just that-- an actual stamp that washes off after awhile and must be reapplied, some sort of tattoo, or maybe a shallow engraving with a Dremel tool? Anyone know???
    probably with a hot iron.

    still done in NYC with the carriage horses.
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    Interesting! Thanks, Alagirl. I didn't know they did that with the carriage horses, either. Does the iron marking grow out with the hoof and have to be re-done as well? (I've never heard of any kind of hoof marking, so this is all new to me.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Rush View Post
    Interesting! Thanks, Alagirl. I didn't know they did that with the carriage horses, either. Does the iron marking grow out with the hoof and have to be re-done as well? (I've never heard of any kind of hoof marking, so this is all new to me.)
    eventually, I am sure.
    but you can ask the VP of the carriage people herself, she has a thread up on the ban proposal....
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