- According to Chris Irwin, studies were done that showed hair whorls develop before any other body hair and are directly linked to the development of brain matter.
- Typically, the whorl(s) on a horse's face will be located more or less between the eyes. If it is above above that, the horse is more aware; if lower, then close minded.
- The more geometric and symmetrical the whorl, the greater the horse's ability to focus. Muddled or elongated whorls indicate a horse that has difficulty focusing.
- If the whorl is off center to the left (as you look at your horse), it means he is complicated but trustworthy. If it's offset to the right, he is likely to be less cooperative.
- A double whorl indicates two personalities. If side-by-side, the personalities will be similar, but if they are stacked, the personalities will be contradictory and likely unpredictable.
- Horses with whorls where the hair grows clockwise tend to favor going to the right; counterclockwise, to the left.
It was an interesting way to pass the time on a day when it was too muddy to ride.
What do whorls say about your ponies?