Thought 4the day: Alot of people out there can afford to keep a horse but to buy one is an expense that is not possible. Money is tight all round has been for a while. Thats where we come in. We have horses that need and want and crave that love and one on one attention. They need homes and these people can give them that home. To love and cherish them and make them part of the family. Today is on...e of many of our open days/events where people can come and meet the horses and ponies that are ready for rehoming, the ones that aren't there just yet and the lifers as we call them that are part of the furniture now lol There are a few today that we have brought closer to shine for the public and perhaps cast their beauty and capture someone with it! A few have been moved out of the way as too many people still scare them. I hope to meet many of you as do the horses :o)
Fact4 the day: The chestnut, also known as a night eye, is a callousity on the body of a horse or other equine, found on the inner side of the leg above the knee on the foreleg and, if present, below the hock on the hind leg.
Chestnuts vary in size and shape and are sometimes compared to the fingerprints in humans. For purposes of identification some breed registries require photographs of them among other individual characteristics. However, because chestnuts grow over time and horse grooms often peel or trim off the outer layers for neatness, their appearance is subject to change.
Fact2 4the day!!: The evolution of the horse involved a reduction in the number of toes to one, along with other changes to the ancestral equid foot. The chestnut is thought to correspond to the wrist pad of dogs and cats, or to be a vestigial scent gland similar to those found in some deer and other animals.
The domestic horse is almost alone among extant equines in having chestnuts on the hind... legs. Chestnuts are absent from the hind legs of asses and zebras. The majority of domestic horses have chestnuts on all four legs, as does the Przewalski's horse, but a few horse breeds are reported to lack chestnuts on the hind legs. These include:
Banker horse (most individuals)
Caspian pony (some individuals)
Callie our arab x welsh has no chestnuts on her back legs!!! Oh er!!
Quote 4the day: There’s nothin’ in life that’s worth doin’, if it cannot be done from a horse…