Thought4 the day: Horses and ponies all come with a past and some can have a very horrific, traumatic or dangerous past depending on what they have done and where they have been. Gizmo for example many have come forward and he seems to of had many homes. He has not only broken a mans arm and a ladies ankle and reared to the point of going over a barbed wire fence with another gentleman he was even... laid on his previous owner from spinning. His signal was to quiver before he would literally go into melt down and spin, rear or bolt. He is 14 years old bless him. His a good boy on the ground but under saddle he just clicks and there is no set reason for it. I am going to get a few friends to work with him and see where we go from there as he will be resting this winter. I hope we can get through to him so that he can lead a happy life. His previous owner was so honest bless her.
Fact4 the day: The Irish Hobby is an extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles that developed prior to the 13th Century. The breed provided foundation bloodlines for several modern horse breeds, including breeds as diverse as the Connemara pony and the Irish Draught. Mares of Irish Hobby breeding may have been among the native horse breeds of the British Isles that provided foundation sto...ck for the Thoroughbred. There is ample evidence that the Irish Hobby was imported into and used in England and Scotland for various activities, including racing, "...they be so light and swift."
This quick and agile horse was also popular for skirmishing, and was often ridden by light cavalry known as Hobelars. Hobbies were used successfully by both sides during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with Edward I of England trying to gain advantage by preventing Irish exports of the horses to Scotland. Robert Bruce employed the hobby for his guerrilla warfare and mounted raids, covering 60 to 70 miles (97 to 110 km) a day.
The breed is the origin of the term hobby horse. · ·
Quote 4the day: Horse, thou art truly a creature without equal, for thou fliest without wings and conquerest without sword. ~ The Koran