|01-11-2006, 10:08 PM|
Join Date: Sep 2005
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.
|01-11-2006, 10:14 PM|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Twilight Zone
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.
Actually going on 6 years
|01-11-2006, 10:25 PM|
Join Date: Nov 2005
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.
|01-12-2006, 07:18 AM|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Back of Beyond
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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|01-12-2006, 07:31 AM|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central Florida
My Mare, Zip, has that too. I also just thought she may have done something when just a baby..
She is a wonderful horse too, couldn't ask for a better horse
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|01-12-2006, 07:48 AM|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Carolina
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!
There is no such thing as a always or never in the horse world. Say that one time and some horse some where will prove you wrong!.
|01-12-2006, 11:14 AM|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ontario, CANADA
Here's a thread with more reading on the thumbprint:
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