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Hello I am asking for help I have looked at every page available but I can't find my horse information from his brand I don't know what breed vet said warm blood he is about 7 his freeze brand is 68a46 please help thunder he needs to have his identity back

Hi Tasha,

Blowing your photo up in Photoshop was not enough.  I'd like to see a clear photo of the entire brand.  It looks like it might continue under his mane.  Does he have any other brands anywhere else? BLM horses are freeze branded with a series of angles on the left side of the neck. This is evidently not an angle brand.  Standardbreds are branded on the right side of the neck, but that is also an angle code. Some ranches use their own brands.  This might be easier to run down with more information.  What state are you in, where did you buy him?  Did he go through a sale.  Warmblood is not a specific breed in and of itself.  

Warmbloods were primarily developed in Europe by crossing various draft breeds with more refined breeds seeking something more athletic and refined than a draft horse but stronger than an Arabian or Thoroughbred.  There are Trakehners, Dutch Warmbloods, American Warmbloods, Oldenburgs and Holsteiners to name only a few.

Running down this brand my be possible but it would be nice to start with more information,  Here did you get Thunder?  Do you know where he came from before?  Did he go through a sale?  Can you ask whoever you bough him from if they know anything about his history?

I once tracked down a horse I owned by leafing through various brand books from the western states. (He had two brands)  His was a very interesting story.  The numbers and the letter on your brand may tell you what year your horse was foaled and where, but it would be easier to start out with a general area.

If you'll send me a better photo of the entire brand and what you know about where he came from, I can see what I can do to help.

Good  luck,



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Lynne Curtis


I do not participate in shows any more so some of my show specific knowledge could be out of date.


I have been involved in horses for approximately 45 years. I showed hunters, jumpers and stock horses. In the 80's I was licensed as a trainer on the race track. I have run broodmare operations, delivered foals and taught everything from what to feed and which end the shoes go on to advanced jumping. I tend to be impatient with owners who think their horses prefer to be locked up in confined spaces. Even my show and race horses rarely spent more than only the night before an event in a stall...the rest of the time they had room to run. In 1975 I rode a Quarter Horse Stallion and a Thoroughbred Mare solo from Minneapolis to San Francisco.

The Long Riders Guild (an international organization of equestrian explorers who have ridden over 1,000 miles for non-commercial purposes)

"The Long Ride" Published in Women Sports Magazine March of 1975 an article regarding the author's cross country horseback ride from Minnesota to California. "A Horse is a Horse,of Course" An article regarding investigating horse incidents and the Equine Liability Act for investigators and attorneys. published in The Legal Investigator, February 2004 "Investigating Animal Cases:" A chapter written at the request of the editors for a professional textbook entitled Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing June, 1997 "Murder by Another Name:" An article published in The John Cook Fraud Report, December 1994 regarding the intentional killing of horses for greed and insurance fraud. "The Responsibilities of Horse Owners in Rural Communities:" A paper presented before the Regional Seminar of the National Association of Legal Investigators in November 1987 at Phoenix, Arizona. "The Old Gray Mare is Worth $10,000,000 Now." A professional paper on the investigation of cases involving bloodstock and racetracks presented before the National Conference of the National Association of Legal Investigators in Washington, D.C., June 1986.

Approximately 3 years of confined degree. Advanced degree from the university of experience :>)

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