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Thought, fact and quote for the day 12/10/12

Quote 4the day: No two days are the same just keep plodding on..
Fact 4the day: A Grade horse is a horse whose parentage is unknown, unidentifiable, or of significantly mixed breeding. This differs from purebred animals of known bloodlines and also differs from deliberately crossbred animals that are produced with an intent of either creating a new breed of horse or an animal with characteristics that deliberately combine the strengths of two different breeds. ...Many grade horses are the result of unintentional or accidental breedings, though in some cases, they are the result of a planned breeding of a stallion and a mare, but animals who themselves are of uncertain bloodlines.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 11/10/12

Thought 4the day: Quirks we all have them.. Life would be boring without! Now horses and ponies have their own quirks too its what gives them their own personality! Yes some may not be desired quirks and would have to be addressed but some are harmless and just plain funny!! Henry loves to throw his feed bucket out his door when done! What does your horse or pony do? Or even donkey come to think of it :o)
Fact 4the day: Mud fever is a group of diseases of horses causing irritation and dermatitis in the lower limbs of horses.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 10/10/12

Thought 4the day: Sometimes in life things are sent to test us and its how we deal with them and handle as well as deal with the situation that counts. We had a horrendous morning yesterday but had to pull ourselves together for the horses that are in our care as well as going to collect a gentle giant. Life can be very harsh and even underhanded at times but the ones that stay true and honest all day long are our four legged friends. They listen and understand, they never turn you away, they do not judge and as long as you respect and love them they will always do the same back.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 9/10/12

Thought 4the day: Just lately i have been watching and assessing people to see how (from afar may i add lol) they interact on the ground with horses and ponies and to how they horse reacts when they get on. One example is we have a horse in called Danny who is sensitive to peoples moods when on and can become very alert if their nervous. I allowed a volunteer to sit on him a few months back to the... point that danny got very nervous so i took him off and worked and assisted him with the horses just on the ground.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 8/10/12

Quote 4the day: Take each day as it comes and leave the past in the past where it belongs..
Fact 4the day: The show hunter is a type of show horse that is judged on its movement, manners, and way of going, particularly while jumping fences. The horses are shown in hunt seat style tack, and are often of Warmblood or Thoroughbred type, though a hunter-style pony is also seen in youth classes. In the United States, show hunters are primarily exhibited over fences, with a few additional clas.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 7/10/12

Quote 4the day: Life is full of twists and turns and along the way when your foot prints are not there thats because your horse is carrying you....
Fact 4the day: International and Olympic disciplines

Equestrian events were first included in the modern Olympic Games in 1900. By 1912, all three Olympic disciplines still seen today were part of the games. The following forms of competition are recognized worldwide and are a part of the equestrian events at the Olympics. They are governed by the rules of the International Federation for Equest.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 6/10/12

Quote 4the day: Take note of the small things before they turn into big things..
Fact 4the day: Horses are trained and ridden for practical working purposes such as in police work or for controlling herd animals on a ranch. They are also used in competitive sports including, but not limited to, dressage, endurance riding, eventing, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, vaulting, polo, horse racing, driving, and rodeo. Some popular forms of competition are grouped together at h.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 5/10/12

Quote 4the day: fair weather rider or all weather rider... which does your horse prefer?
Fact 4the day: Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, horseman, horse) more often known as riding, horseback riding (American English) or horse riding (British English) refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural .

Thought, fact and quote for the day 4/10/12

Quote 4the day: before you do things see it thru your horses eyes first..
Fact 4the day: The Karabakh horse (Azerbaijani: Qarabağ atı), also known as Karabakh, is a mountain-steppe racing and riding horse. It is named after the geographic region where the horse was originally developed, Karabakh in the Southern Caucasus, an area that is de jure part of Azerbaijan but the highland part of which is currently under the control of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. The breed is... noted for its good temper and speed.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 3/10/12

Quote 4the day: Natural is better then man made.... horses are natural creatures and natural they should always be.. forget gadgets and just ask them what they need..
Fact 4the day: Color patterns and genetics of pinto horses

There are a number of words used to describe the typical color and spotting patterns of pinto horses. Essentially, a pinto horse is genetically created when an allele for a spotting pattern is present. The genes that create the underlying base coat color are not related to the genes that create white spotting.
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