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 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.