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Featured What is a “Prophet’s Thumb Mark” ?

Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by Maisie, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Maisie

    Maisie Senior Member+

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    On a horse what is a “Prophet’s Thumb Mark”
    I never heard of it ‘til now , & I just found out the answer today.
    I’m interested to know how many of you know what it is ? :)
     
  2. Chester

    Chester Senior Member

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    It appears on Arabs and is an indentation. It is supposed to be where the Prphet put his thumb approving of the horse.
     
  3. Bernardo

    Bernardo Senior Member

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    Is it not like an indent in your horses body somewhere?? I'm pretty sure that's what its called at least!! ahha

    My mare has two :) :) :) (She's not an Arab btw)
     
  4. Xiphias

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    I have seen them on other breeds besides arabs, I don't know what causes it though..Cathy
     
  5. JumpingBean

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    HAHA Sky is officially approved, then. But the Prophet must've had huuuge hands, cause my thumb is nowhere near as big as his dent.

    Actually, I think in his case it was a reaction to an injection he got at the track, not something he was born with. :)
     
  6. Quiggles

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    Ive seen one on a TB on its neck. I dont know what causes it, I have a feeling someone once told me that it was from in the womb when they hoof is poking into its neck...but dont quote me on that, I think it sort of sounds like an old wives tale.
     
  7. MysticRealm

    MysticRealm Senior Member

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    my TB's each have one I beleive on their necks
     
  8. Maisie

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    You're all right of course , & sooo much wiser than me !!!
     
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    Tiffany has one :) I don't know much about them though...
     
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  10. horseyfrk145

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    I think they've got something to do with the Egyptians - I read somewhere that certain markings (like that) mean certain things...don't remember what that one means, SL is probably right :)
     

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