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:  Designates mare family lineage.
LEFT THIGH: The “Crooked T”  brand on the left thigh signifies the horse was bred at Tongue River Ranch.
LEFT BUTTOCK: Designates the year the horse was foaled.

RIGHT BUTTOCK : Designates the horse’s sire.