Question: What Is A Forelock On A Horse?

The forelock or foretop is a part of a horse’s mane, that grows from the animal’s poll and falls forward between the ears and onto the forehead.

Some breeds, particularly pony breeds, have a naturally thick forelock, while other breeds, such as many Thoroughbreds, have a thinner forelock.

What is a horses fringe called?

The part of a horse’s mane that falls across the front of its face like bangs is called a forelock. It originally meant simply “a lock of hair above the forehead,” and in the 1800s, men commonly greeted each other by “tugging the forelock.”

What is the poll of a horse?

The poll is a name of the part of an animal’s head, alternatively referencing a point immediately behind or right between the ears. This area of the anatomy is of particular significance for the horse. Specifically, the “poll” refers to the occipital protrusion at the back of the skull.

Should I cut my horse’s forelock?

Unless you are going to pull the mane too, please don’t trim/cut the forelock, your mare will look plain daft otherwise.

What are the different parts of a horse?

Horse Parts List

  • Pastern.
  • Knee.
  • Forearm.
  • Lips.
  • Muzzle.
  • Nostril.
  • Eye.
  • Forehead.