What's a Prophet's Thumb?
A "prophet's thumb" is a birthmark in the form of an indention about the size of a large thumb print usually found on side of a horse's neck. Superstition has it that this is the mark of a good and/or fast horse.
The prophet's thumb on my sorrel Quarter Horse stallion (the only marking he was born with) prompted Anne to suggest the name for the new place.
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