|< This is an example of a fire brand on a grey pony. Note that because this pony is white, the brand would have been held against the skin for a lot longer, and extensive damage has been done to the skin causing the brand to be blurry.|
> This is an example of a firebrand on a bay pony. Because of this pony's dark body colour, the brand would not have been held against the skin for very long, so a crisp clear outline of the letters is visible.
|< This is an example of a freeze brand on a grey Thoroughbred (shows off-side year numbers only). Similar to fire branding a grey horse, the brand would have been held on a lot longer to get the mark desired, however unlike fire branding, the mark is still crisp and easy to read. This horse was the 9th foal branded on its particular stud in 1996.|
|> This is an example of a freeze brand on a chestnut Thoroughbred. Note that the symbol (stud) brand and the numbers (year) are on the same side, as this horse was bred in Queensland. The numbers indicate that this was the 9th horse branded with that particular stud's brand in 2004. |
|< This is an example of a neck brand on a brown Standardbred racehorse. Deciphering the code on these types of brands is outlined an a separate section below.|