Want your horse to channel his or her inner My Little Pony? Quarter marks are a classy way to do it!It takes a little practice to make your pattern even, but quarter marks are nice decorative touch at the upper levels of eventing. SmartPak’s “Ask the Groom” section has a step-by-step tutorial:
And here at Horsenation, we’ve collected some of the best quarter marks to be found on the Internet for your viewing pleasure.
Racing stripes and shark’s teeth are some of the simpler patterns. [Eventing Nation]
The checkerboard is simple too, but doesn’t it just make you go “awwww”? [Wikimedia Commons]
Butts Abraxxas, one of Ingrid Klimke’s horses, sports some fancy-dancy triangles [Pinterest]
Unfortunately, this compass won’t help much on the XC course. But it looks nice! [HorseJunkies United]
Or if you feel like getting REALLY fancy, you can use quarter marks to represent where you’re from.
Area VIII represents at the 2006 North American Young Rider Championships [Amber Heintzberger Photography]