Thought4 the day: Have you ever noticed that you can distract your horse from a spook? This only seems to work if your horse trusts you enough thou as they suddenly think omg perhaps what i am looking at is not that bad but what the hell are you looking at over there!! Simply by turning your head and slightly leaning your body over shifts their direction of gaze! It works on my boy who has an incrediable fear of donkeys!! Whats your horses/ponies worst fear?? · ·
Fact4 the day: The Yorkshire Coach Horse is an extinct horse breed once native to England. It was a large, strong, bay or brown horse with dark legs, mane and tail. It was said to be "a longer-legged carriage horse with unmatched ability for a combination of speed, style, and power" and "a tall, elegant carriage horse".
With the introduction of macadamized roads, the Cleveland Bay horse was cons...idered not fast enough, and as a result, some Cleveland Bays were bred to Thoroughbred horses to produce the Yorkshire Coach Horse. In 1887 a Yorkshire Coach Horse Stud Book was introduced, which contained horses that were three-quarters Cleveland Bay and one-quarter Thoroughbred.
The Yorkshire Coach Horse was much in demand by the rich and royal. The late 18th Century was the golden age of carriage driving. Yorkshire Coach Horses were exported all over the world to provide matched pairs and teams. During the height of the London season, it is said that hundreds of pairs of Yorkshire Coach Horses could be seen in Hyde Park every afternoon.
The Stud Book was closed in 1936 with the decline of the coaching era. Since the foundation breeds of the Yorkshire Coach Horse still exist, it would be possible to re-start this breed. · ·
Quote4 the day: The horse knows how to be a horse if we will leave him alone... but the riders don't know how to ride. What we should be doing is creating riders and that takes care of the horse immediately. ~ Charles de Kunffy