Horse Identification, Colours & Markings

Learn how to identify a horse using physical traits such as colour and markings as well as brands, name tags and microchips.

The Expert | Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson has spent a lifetime with horses. Now the stud manager of Widden Victoria, Jason began his career riding trackwork in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula before transitioning into the breeding industry.

Jason has worked in New South Wales’s Hunter Valley, Queensland, Kentucky and Ireland in positions  across all aspects of a stud farm including design and construction of a farm, managing foaling and hospital units, farmland, yearling prep, sales and as a buyer.

Jason has worked on studs including Eldon Park, Wakefield, Yarraman Park, Coolmore, Arrowfield, Attunga Farm, Makybe, Swettenham and in racing for Tony McEvoy.

Jason believes that opportunities are limitless in the breeding industry.
"You learn something new every day that you work with horses."
Many thanks to our experts for sharing their methods of working with horses. Every farm will do things differently but remember, horses are individuals and you might use the knowledge you learn today to help a horse in the future.
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