Thought, quote and facts for the day 9/1/12
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Thought, quote and facts for the day 9/1/12

Thought 4the day: What to do for the best or to do nothing for the best? So many things can happen in life to us, our horses and ponies anyone really. Some things are for the better and some things for the worse. Yet how can you tell the difference as sometimes things we think are for the best are really for the worst and then sometimes things we think are for the best are definately for the worst...!! Life is very confusing for us! Yet if you were a horse its simple. You only want to do what you are asked to do and sometimes give a little bit more. To learn to trust the person you are with and establish a bond and perhaps just perhaps stay there for life....Simple really isn't it when it comes to horses :o)
Quote 4the day:
Look back at our struggle for freedom,
Trace our present day's strength to it's source;
And you'll find that man's pathway to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse.
Author Unknown
Fact4 the day: The term amble or ambling is used to describe a number of four-beat intermediate gaits of horses. All are faster than a walk but usually slower than a canter or gallop. They are smoother for a rider than either the two-beat trot or pace and most can be sustained for relatively long periods of time, making them particularly desirable for trail riding and other tasks where a rider mus...t spend long periods of time in the saddle.

Though there are differences in footfall patterns and speed, historically these gaits were once collectively referred to as the "amble." Today, especially in the United States, horses that are able to do an ambling gait are referred to as "gaited horses." Some breeds naturally perform these gaits from birth, others can be trained to do them. Some breeds have individuals who can both trot and amble.
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