Thought 4the day: What do you do when you have a bad experiance each horse and pony is different. Henry had a drver come round the wrong side of the road about 5 years back and it knocked him for 6 that he had to go to Jason webbs as he would not touch a rode without phyically shacking for a year after that he is now bombproof and the blanket for all. Yesterday Sausage had hers with a car not bein...g patient. I have a feeling this will set her back as shes very sensitive. Where as Frosty and Rosie go on the road who are both in their teens and we have had cars zoom past doing 60 and they carry on plodding(thank god as my daughters were on them!) and its only the kids that jumped and i swear the horses laughed at them lol We all have them and its how we deal with the next stage after fright and carry on that counts but then as i said each horse is different some will just shrug it off others want to hide and never go back as they remember the horror. Only time will tell.
Fact4 the day: The Dutch Heavy Draft is a relatively new breed of horse developed in Holland after 1918. They were developed by cross-breeding the Brabant, Zeeland-type Dutch mares and the Belgian Ardennes, and still bear a resemblance to the Brabant. Since 1925 no horse other than those from registered parents are admitted to the stud book.
The Dutch Heavy Draft usually stands a...round 16 hands high and are generally chestnut, bay or gray, with black seen rarely. The head is well-formed, with a straight profile and pronounced jaw. The neck is powerful, the withers broad and low, the chest deep and the shoulder long and sloping. The back is short and the croup sloping. The legs are strong and muscular, with broad joints. The breed is the heaviest of the Dutch horse breeds. Despite their size, they are very active and economical to keep. They are generally intelligent and tend to have a long working life.
Traditionally, the Dutch Draft was used for agricultural purposes throughout Holland, especially to plow heavy clay soils which tired many other breeds out. Before mechanisation, they were popular agricultural horses throughout Gelderland, North Brabant and Limburg due to their great strength and willing temperament.
Quote 4the day: If I had a horse, I’d ride off in the sunset, where dreams, and shadows lie. To a life, where pain and sorrow don’t exist, and to where hopes, and dreams become reality.