What is a “Prophet’s Thumb Mark” ?

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  1. Sandra-A1

    Sandra-A1 Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe that it is some sort of seperation in/of the muscle.

    The legend actually is related to the Arabian breed of horse.....
     
  2. Maisie

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    Thankyou so much for the picture , now I know exactly what they look like too ... HGS members are a mine of information !!!
     
  3. Maisie

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    What a great story ... thankyou

    My curiosity is well & truly satisfied thanks to you all.
     
  4. Huntseat

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    I've never heard it called that, just a "thumb print". As far as I know, it's a little dent in the neck caused by the knees pressing against the neck while in the womb. I'm not positive though, that's what I think somebody told me it was a LONG time ago.
     
  5. codyntampa

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    My mare has one on her neck. Just something she was born with, not really sure why they occur. Muscle Atrophy<--sp? maybe?
     
  6. kellidahorsegirl

    kellidahorsegirl Senior Member+

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    Interesting stuff! One of my geldings has a dent on the front point of his shoulder. Not sure why HAHA
     
  7. Anti-Silence

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    Scotch had one on his neck. I had no idea what it was though, lol.
     
  8. Bernardo

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    My mare has one on her neck, and one on her chest... I'll try and get pictures sometime but she's hairy :p
     
  9. dancer

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    Well, Allah hit Buddy with a plunger then, lol! :p :D Check out that lump on his bum--it's something permanent, we think where he got kicked a long time ago. Does that mean he's a reject? :p
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  10. tbtrainer

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    Dancer, Now THAT is funny!

    I've always heard that if your horse has one he's a good jumper... I've never really put it to the test though...
     

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