Thought 4the day: I was watching a great man work on tuesday am one who i look upto and respect. Jason Webb has helped us out at seven acre horse sanctuary no end. The way he opened his demo was to get a mare to come to him and not go to her as she had to see that he was there and to want to be with him. Not everyone else in the crowd! She was a young one. 2yrs old. She started by following him an...d wanting to be with him while he was talking but as soon as the rope halter came out off she went in the round pen wanting to play lol She ahd her bum to him. He made a point of explaining about how a horse might not see you and accidents might happen they need to see you and want to come to you. He lightly slapped the halter oh his thigh. she flicked her ears and turned around and started to trot. He took one step forward she changed direction. after a while she stopped and stood facing him and walked upto him. His respect and way with horses is unique his way of backing them gently disappearing. I would recommend him to all. We follow his ways. I would rather a horse wants to be with me then petrified. One example is Mickey. He came in April was stabled for the first night as it was too dark to put him out. When he was turned out the next day we never got anywhere near him for months. Only since about sept with the help of Mandi as well did he start to come to us and want to be with us. His now a superstar. Thank you to Jason and Mandi you are both unique :o) More thanks to all the horses and ponies that come thru our door you all shine in your own ways :o)
Fact4 the day: The Indian Half-Bred was developed in India primarily at the army studs to produce suitable cavalry horses. They are descended from a cross between the native Kathiawari, oriental stock, the Australian Waler and a substantial amount of English Thoroughbred. Around the beginning of the 20th century, large numbers of Walers were imported to India for use within the Indian Cavalry and ...remained the principal method of transport until the start of mechanisation. The army had used mostly Arabian, and Arab part-bred stock for their requirements, but had then started to import the larger and more suitable Australian Waler as replacements. The Half-Bred is now produced all over India especially at the army remount depot at Saharanpur and army stud at Babugarh. As well as in the army, the Indian Half-Bred is also widely used by the police force in the towns and especially in the rural areas. The Half-Bred can be any colour and stand between 15 and 16 hands high.
Quote4 the day: You took me to adventure and to love. We two have shared great joy and great sorrow. And now I stand at the gate of the paddock watching you run in an ecstasy of freedom, knowing you will return to stand quietly, loyally, beside me.
By Pam Brown