Brands play an important role in the identification and proper management of horses, especially when working with large numbers of animals.

Tongue River horses are branded as follows:

  •  LEFT JAW: Brand here designates mare family lineage.
  •  LEFT THIGH: The “Crooked T”  brand on the left thigh signifies that the horse was bred at Tongue River Ranch.
  •  LEFT BUTTOCK: Designates the year the horse was foaled.
  •  RIGHT BUTTOCK – Designates the horse’s sire.