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Old 01-11-2006, 09:08 PM  
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prophets thumbprint

You learn something new everyday. I had never heard of this. I was playing the vocabulary game on here and wanted to know more on this. The grey mare Celewen, has an indentation on her neck it feels like a dimple, or what a large fingerprint would be. I had no idea what it was. I guess I figured she did something to it. But now I am curious because I think it is this Prophets thumbprint. Can you guys tell me more about what it means? I can't believe I have never heard of it before.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:14 PM  
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I have 2 that have them.
I was told while they were still in the womb,
that at the last trimester, their hoof lays
against a part of the neck, or aroind that area and leaves an indention.
I see it more and more.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:22 PM  
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I was hoping it was something cool like an indian prophets spirit that touches certain mystical horses or something that made them special. Man I was way off.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:25 PM  
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Prophets Thumbprint, is looked upon by some as a good thing. It means the horse is blessed and will do good by its owner. It also is said that these horses are rare and if you ever find one, keep it!

I also have 2 with thumbprints, one is 30 years old, he has been the absolute best horse, the second horse is a mare that we just purchased, she is wonderful to ride and just to be around.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:51 PM  
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mysticsrider is right.
My 2 guys are the greatest.
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:58 PM  
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There are lots of people that believe in the prophet's thumbprint. I had one horse when I was a kid that had it and he too was awesome.

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Old 01-12-2006, 06:18 AM  
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I sold a filly with "Allah's thumbprint" on her, the people have loved her ever since. In TB's, it's supposed to be a mark of speed and luck.
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:31 AM  
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My Mare, Zip, has that too. I also just thought she may have done something when just a baby..

Cool

She is a wonderful horse too, couldn't ask for a better horse
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:48 AM  
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Many cultures believe that the prophets thumb is a sign of luck, speed, wisdom or fortune. It is the same as the old adages;
"A horse with two white forelegs is lucky"
" A medicine hat Paint is a blessing of good health to the family that cares for it"
" You can never kill a buckskin"

So I have decided I want a buckskin medicine hat paint with two white forelegs and a prophets thumb to keep on my front porch!
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:21 AM  
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My old dun mare has one too but it alas is from an abcess years ago from an injection site.
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Old 01-12-2006, 10:14 AM  
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Here's a thread with more reading on the thumbprint:

http://forum.horsetopia.com/viewtopi...ght=thumbprint
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