Bay horse with flowing mane

Horse DNA Collection

Horse DNA tests are carried out using cells from the roots of a hair sample (roughly 20-30 hairs).



Collecting hair from the mane:

Pair of hands collecting hair sample from horse mane
Technique: using fingers to pull hair from the mane. Image credit: Katy Robertson

A properly collected sample:

Example of a complete horse hair kit
The ideal sample consists of lots of clean hair, robust roots, arranged in the proper orientation, excess hair taped down.