Quote 4the day: A Horseman nor horse should know neither fear, nor anger.
Fact 4the day: The wild horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies the domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated Tarpan and Przewalski's Horse. The Tarpan became extinct in the 19th century, and Przewalski's Horse was saved from the brink of extinction and reintroduced successfully to the wild. The possible ancestor of the domestic horse was the Tarpan, which roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication. However, other subspecies of Equus ferus may have existed and could have been the stock from which domesticated horses are descended. Since the extinction of the Tarpan, attempts have been made to reconstruct the phenotype of the Tarpan, resulting in horse breeds such as the Konik and Heck horse. However, the genetic makeup and foundation bloodstock of those breeds is substantially derived from domesticated horses, and therefore these breeds possess domesticated traits.
The term "wild horse" is also used colloquially to refer to free roaming herds of feral horses such as the Mustang in the United States, the Brumby in Australia, and many others. These feral horses are untamed members of the domestic horse subspecies (Equus ferus caballus), and should not be confused with the two truly "wild" horse subspecies.
Thought 4the day: The magic of children. I know my eldest daughter has her moments with everything in life not always understanding or knowing whats going on. She lives in her own world. Pretty much like most horses i know. I have seen my daughter walk upto the nervest cases we have in and simply touch them and leave her hand on their side and they stand and will relax under her touch. We have a mare in at the moment that bites or threatens to bite as all walk past yet she calls to my daughter and nickers softly til she comes over and a hand is layed gently on her head shes greatful happy turns around and goes back to her haynet. Another example is my boy being a rig and can be unpredicatable with all yet she can take him out of the field/stable and walk him to where he needs to go and she can unrug/feed him as she pleases where as others he will not tolerate! She goes in the stable with the big Brian and saw her duck under his belly the other day to get to the other side and brian simply smiled. We used to have a stallion a few years back who did not like most people yet we found her (at the age of 5) sitting on him bareback in his little coral and he was hardly backed. I love my daughter and i respect her and how she does things even thou it scared the living day lights out of me. She is special and the horses know it and all love her no matter what they have been thru. What miracles have you witnessed in your life?