Quote, fact and thought for the day 2/1/12
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Quote, fact and thought for the day 2/1/12

Thought 4the day: What do you do when you get that feeling that something is not quite right or it just niggles you slightly and makes you want to sit up and pay attention. It could be that your loaning your horse and even thou they ask the right questions something is still not right. It could be you going to look at a horse for yourself and you can't quite out your finger on it. It could even be that you see someone with their horse or pony yet something sticks with you and your not sure what it is but something was not right. Listen to those inbuilt feelings as they are normally an early warning system inbuilt to help us to survive and to do the right thing........
Fact 4the day: The Black Forest Horse, also called the Black Forest cold blood or Schwarzwälder Kaltblut, is a rare draft horse breed originating in southern Germany.

Characteristics

Features of the Black Forest Horse include a dark chestnut coat with a flaxen mane and tail, a short head, strong neck, well laid back shoulders, wide croup (hindquarters) and expansive gaits. It stands from 14.2 ...to 15.3 hands high (148-160 cm) and weighs approximately 500 kg. It has very strong hooves and joints.

Breed history

Developed in Germany, today a major center of breeding is the Marbach stud.
 
 
 
Quote 4the day:
Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds!
Has the whirlwind a home in your manes?
Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber?
Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on!
~ Nikolai V. Gogol, translated from Russian
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