Quote 4the day: I guess all songs are folk songs... i ain't never heard no horse sing'em! By Big Bill Broonzy
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 stock 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.
Thought 4the day: If people were santa claus... santa delivers presents to all those children that have behaved and so i am told coal to the ones that misbehave. So flip that coin to horses and ponies. The ones that misbehave or are naughty as some say (where as i say screaming for help or begging to be seen or understood in any way they can) do they not get anything but coal? We are all equal even thou all do not see this. We all came from a devine place and were created and here we are. Parentage doesn't make the horse/pony yes it helps but its us who make them the way they are. Yes dna and mum imprint etc but we train and teach. What would you and do you give to your friend on Christmas? Ours have an array of swede, carrots, apples and some love the odd polo lol