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Thought, fact and quote for the day 2/10/12

Quote 4the day: horses are not just something to take us for a ride in some cases they are field companions and deserve just as much love and understanding..
Fact 4the day: A pinto horse has a coat color that consists of large patches of white and any other color. The distinction between "pinto" and "solid" can be tenuous, as so-called "solid" horses frequently have areas of white hair. Various cultures throughout history appear to have selectively bred for pinto patterns.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 1/10/12

Quote 4the day: hold on tight and i know your horse will hold you tighter..
Fact 4the day: A color breed refers to groupings of horses whose registration is based primarily on their coat color, regardless of the horse's actual breed or breed type.

Some color breeds only register horses with a desired coat color if they also meet specific pedigree criteria, others register animals based solely on color, regardless of parentage. A few pedigree-based color breeds, confront...ed with the reality of many animals born without the proper color even though they are from two registered parents, have modified their rules to allow registration of animals with the proper pedigree even if they do not possess the proper color.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 30/9/12

Quote 4the day: Hold those dear to you close and your horses even closer..
Fact 4the day: Buckskin is a hair coat colour of horses; referring to a colour that resembles certain shades of tanned deerskin. Similar colours in some breeds of dogs are also called buckskin. The horse has a tan or gold coloured coat with black points (mane, tail, and lower legs). Buckskin occurs as a result of the cream dilution gene acting on a bay horse. Therefore, a buckskin has the Extensio...n, or "black base coat" (E) gene, the agouti gene (A) gene (see bay for more on the agouti gene), which restricts the black base coat to the points, and one copy of the cream gene, which lightens the red/brown colour of the coat to a tan/gold.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 29/9/12

Quote 4the day: Priorities.... horses come first!
Fact 4the day: A part-Arabian, partbred Arab or half-Arab is a horse with documented amounts of Arabian horse breeding. Because the Arabian is deemed to be a breed of purebred horse dating back many centuries, the modern breed registries recognized by the World Arabian Horse Organization generally have tightly closed stud books which exclude a horse from registration if it is found to contain any ...outside blood. However, Arabian breeding has also been used for centuries to add useful traits to countless other horse breeds.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 28/9/12

Quote 4the day: Don't be in a rush or you get no where but take all the time in the world and you will get results...
Fact 4the day: I tried to go barefoot but my horse was ouchy. He was fine as soon as his shoes were put back on. Doesn't that mean he needs shoes?

Absolutely not!!! What it means is that your horse is not sound and damage is occurring inside the foot. The reason shoes appear - and the key word is APPEAR - to make the horse go sound the minute they're put on is simple.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 27/9/12

Quote 4the day: life is never what you think it might be so make it how you want it to be more so with your four legged friend as all they want is patiance and understanding!
Fact 4the day: What are the benefits of a horse being barefoot?
With the proper barefoot trim horses can actually live longer, healthier lives. A great many problems that appear to be from aging (stiffness, arthritis, grumpiness, etc.) are actually caused by poor hoof health - be it due to shoeing, poor trimming, or neglect.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 26/9/12

Quote 4the day: What might scare us might not scare them but feed them those vibes and they will be just as scared as you.. be brave..
Fact 4the day: What is Barefoot Trimming?
To put it very simply - barefoot trimming is about simulating and stimulating. First we are simulating the wear horses' feet would get if they were free to get all the exercise they needed to keep their feet self-trimmed. Secondly we are trimming the foot to stimulate it to grow healthy and in the proper form for each individual foot.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 25/9/12

Quote 4the day: Never look for that 'quick fix' look for the one that lasts a long time even though it may take a while to get there..
Fact 4the day: The tradition of putting shoes on horses began in medieval times, when humans first started to stable and confine horses.
After a time in confinement the horses feet would start to deteriorate due to the lack of movement and near constant contact with excrement and urine.
The tradition of shoeing was born to ‘’protect’’ the horses feet.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 24/9/12

Quote 4the day: Live for your horse and not what it might get you..
Fact 4the day: The donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack anim...als. Working donkeys are often associated with those living at or below subsistence levels.

Thought, fact and quote for the day 23/9/12

Thought 4the day: Listen to your horse and not your own self and make sure you hear all that they need and want and might have difficulty with. There is no such thing as a bad horse its just a misunderstood horse...
Fact 4the day: Barefoot Trim
The difference between a traditional farrier trim and a barefoot trim:
Traditional Farrier Pasture Trim
*Leaves the hoof flat, as if to nail a shoe onto it. Quarters same length as rest of hoof, which can lead to quarter cracks.
*Rasps the sole at the toe, thinning the sole right below the tip of the pedal bone
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