06 Dec Did you know?
The BLM uses freeze marking to identify captured wild horses. Freeze marking is a permanent and unalterable way to identify each individual horse. It is applied on the left side of the neck. It utilizes the International Alpha Angle System, which uses a series of angles, and alpha-symbols that cannot be changed. The mark contains the Registering Organization (U.S. Government), year of birth, and registration number.
The following graph illustrates how to read a freeze mark:
New Mexico 640001-720000
Eastern States 880001-880100
Our very own school pony, Paige, bears one of these marks. See if you can figure out how old she is and where she is from!