The perfect finishing touch to your horse’s turnout, quarter marks will help you catch the judge’s eye for all the right reasons. They’ll transform the look of your horse and can enhance his conformation, too.
Although they’re usually seen in the show ring, quarter marks are popular in dressage and eventing, too, and range from simple, straightforward lines to detailed designs. If you’re after something intricate you’ll probably need to use a stencil, but achieving eye-catching quarter marks freehand isn’t as tricky as you might think. All you need to do is break the process down into stages and put in a bit of practice to perfect them.
What you’ll need
- clean body brush that has closely populated bristles
- small metal mane comb
- water or fixing spray
- something safe to stand on so you can see the top of your horse’s quarters