The stag appears frequently in heraldry from various countries. It has many variants, such as the springbok or the reindeer, but the most common is the red deer. When differentiation is made, it appears in the shape of the antlers and number of their points. The stag appears in many positions, such as lodges, trippant, courant, springing, rampant, at gaze, at statant, demi, or the head alone. The head can be caboshed (as in the arms for the Earl of Dartmouth or the cap badge for the Gordon Highlanders ), erased, or couped. The head appearing alone is most common in medieval arms. The stag most often appears as a charge or a supporter, as in the arms for the Earls of Bathurst. and the coat of arms for Northern Ireland. Sometimes, only the horns appear as a charge, as in the arms for the German town of Dassel. Like other beasts, the stag appears in monstrous versions, such as the winged stags that are supporters of the arms for the Earls of Granville. The stag represents heroism, leadership, and "poverty in youth and wisdom in war."