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  1. #1
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    Default Need brand identification help

    I recently purchased a mare and I'm trying to figure out the brand. I was told that she was a specific wb breed but I'm not going to mention which one yet as to not bias any opinions on the brand. I don't have any paperwork with her. I am curious though which breed she may be.
    Thank you for any help

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    http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/prtnasd/library/



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    Boy, that is faint isn't it? Clipped in the winter it might stand out more.

    Basic shape - My first guess is Swedish. But perhaps Westfalian, really hard to tell with how obscured it is.



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    I'm going to guess Hanoverian, a guess is as close as I can come with how faint that is. Could be Holsteiner too, I'm too blind.



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    Photo is not good enough to make out the brand. Try to take one from an angle, maybe it will be easier to see. Or you could try and draw it.



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    American Warmblood?

    See below:

    http://www.dressageamerica.com/brands_new.htm
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    it looks like a very faded westphalian brand maybe? i honestly have no idea, but i cross-referenced with this image below

    http://www.equinesa.com/breed_inform...gion%20map.jpg
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    Thanks--I'll try to clip it and take another picture. I keep guessing myself and I'm looking at it in person.



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    It is pretty faint but I think it is the half brand given to foals sired by Stud Book II Stallions by Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar (Zweibrucken) Registry.


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    I'd guess Mecklenburg or RPSI??



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    Definitely not Hanoverian. I have a Swedish mare fully approved by the ASVH and she was not branded - I don't think they brand.

    I was going to suggest either Westfalen or Holstein? But really can't tell definitively unless it is clipped.

    It is certainly a very well-done brand. They are supposed to be hardly noticeable after they heal so whoever did this branding did an excellent job.
    http://www.mariposasporthorses.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by beowulf View Post
    it looks like a very faded westphalian brand maybe? i honestly have no idea, but i cross-referenced with this image below

    http://www.equinesa.com/breed_inform...gion%20map.jpg
    I second beowulf's blog.



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    Doesn't look like a german brand to me, sorry. Try to take a better Picture!



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    Clip the hair, then wet the area with water. That's how I read my horse's brand. Well, actually it appeared when he sweated. It's not as bad as trying to read a lip tattoo on and old ottb.

    I have a WB book with most european brands in it. And which tells what is what on the brand.
    Are there #s on or below the brand? A lot of the registries used to put part of the horse/s life # on the brand or under it for identification. Also, sometimes the brand was not that of the registry itself but was a P for premium if the foal was deemed that.

    Always fun to try to "match the brand to the registry!" My WB came with his papers, but people are always trying to figure out if the brand and life # match.



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    We have deciphered hard to read brands by clipping, then wetting. And sometimes you can "feel" the outline - in a few cases, we have traced the outline with chalk to get a better idea of what it might be.



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