Definition of saddle mark in US English:

saddle mark


  • 1A mark on a horse's back resulting from the friction of a saddle, often showing as a whitish patch of hair or skin.

  • 2An area of hair left unclipped on a horse's back where the saddle is placed.

  • 3A natural saddle-like marking on the back of an animal.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in The London Gazette. From saddle + mark.


saddle mark

/ˈsadl mɑːk/