Good people get cheated, just as good horses get ridden. ~Chinese Proverb
Fact4 the day: Gotland pony or Gotland russ is an old Swedish pony breed. The name russ comes from a now obsolete word ross, which means a riding horse or a charger and it is linked etymologically to the English word horse (in Old High German this word appeared as hros, and in English a metathesis has switched the places of the /r/ and the /o/, whereas in Swedish only the /h/ has disappeared, producing ross or russ.
Gotland ponies are thought to descend from Tarpans that lived on the small island of Gotland that is on the South-Eastern coast of Sweden right after the last ice-age.
The Gotland pony is the only breed of pony native to Sweden. The Öland horse from the neighbouring island of Öland was a close relative of the Gotland, but went extinct in the early 20th century.
Thought 4the day: To be stabled or kepy out? Everyone does what is right by their friend that knows their friend. We have some that refuse to go out and some that refuse to go in and and a few others that like to be out during the day but snuggled up at night! Jaz and Puzzle were happy to stay in for over a week simply eating and eating and eating lol Now they are out for a few days as jaz's legs were swelling and puzzle felt threatened from being in. There both happy as larry out but we will in a few days start to get them used to the going out during day and in at night routine :o) Woody on the other hand stays in 24/7 you can have her door wide open and all she does is stand there and peek out before turning her bum to the door and sleeping!!!!! What routine does your friend like??