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Cornell University Equine Park


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1 Bluegrass Lane
Ithaca NY 14850
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Other Identifying Marks

Dark spots on coat
dark

Dimples (prophets thumbprint)
Chestnuts:
chestnut
Chestnuts are horny growths located on the inside of the horse's legs, above the knees and below the hocks. The size and shape of the chestnuts are unique to each horse, much the same as fingerprints, and have been used by some associations to further identify horses.

Chestnuts
chestnut

Cowlicks
(hair whorls)
cowlick