Hammer marks

millikins

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The thread about being "bog burnt" made me think of this. Saw a horse advertised on DD saying it had "hammer marks". Can't imagine anyone would own up to hitting their horse with a hammer so assume it meant dapples in a dark coat. Anyone else come across this term?
 

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I was told by an experienced physio the prophets thumb mark, which I had believed for years was good luck, is actually damaged muscle.
 

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My thug of a yearling kicked his field companion who was left with a prophet’s thumb mark having not had one before so definitely not lucky!
 

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The thread about being "bog burnt" made me think of this. Saw a horse advertised on DD saying it had "hammer marks". Can't imagine anyone would own up to hitting their horse with a hammer so assume it meant dapples in a dark coat. Anyone else come across this term?
Yes, I know the term to mean dapples in a dark coat. Thought of as a sign of good health. Another old term for them is 'coins'.
 

millikins

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Yes, I know the term to mean dapples in a dark coat. Thought of as a sign of good health. Another old term for them is 'coins'.
Thank you. I looked at our black mare after I saw it and thought it could look like she'd been hit with a flat headed hammer, just never come across it before. Or "coins".
 

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On a chestnut or sorrel the dappling look like hammer marks on copper. Lovely to see glinting in the sunlight.
 
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