A permanent, indelible mark on the inside of the upper lip used to identify the horse. In Quarter Horses the letter/number combination is five numbers or four numbers ending in a letter. In Thoroughbreds, it is a letter followed by five numbers.
Congratulations to Kathryn Sharp, winner of this week's Fan Photo Contest!
From Kathryn: "Newly imported Argentinian colt, Deselvo, was eager to show off on his first day at Fair Hill Training Center! It was a day of firsts: first bell boots, first polos, first round pen experience, and first near heart attack for those of us watching him play like a 1000 lb. toddler in a sandbox!" Want in? E-mail a .jpg with a brief caption to email@example.com.