Thought, fact and quote for the day 14/2/12
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 14/2/12

Thought 4the day: Caterpillars to butterflies....... this is how i describe the wonderous nature of these gorgeous creatures. Not all come in looking skinny and neglected and fed up with the world. Some now come in from homes that are loved and already have those wings that are ready to find that new home. The others thou what can i say. They need time, feeding up, constant care, understanding and... yet thats not quite enough... it takes so much commitment and love and simply being there. Some come round quickly and you see them find how to be a horse again and enjoy being themselves. Others take longer but they do get there! we never ever rehome a horse until they themselves are ready. The space, stable they have is simply theirs and will remain so come hell or high water as they deserve that. Its the least we could and can do. Each case is unique and yet always has some underlying similarity. Thank you all so much for watching these beautiful creatures that bless us with their presence grow and flourish and then spread their wings to new homes and thank you even more if you are one of the lucky ones to be blessed with them moving in with you :o))
 
Quote 4the day: My horses are my friends, not my slaves.
 
Fact4 the day: Eye color

Homozygous cream dilutes ("double-dilutes") have pale blue eyes, while the blue eyes associated with white markings (bottom) are a clearer, deeper color.
Although usually dark brown, the iris may be a variety of colors, including blue, hazel, amber, and green. Blue eyes are not uncommon and are associated with white markings or patterns. The white spotting patterns most... often linked to blue eyes are splashed white, frame overo, and sometimes sabino. In the case of horses with white markings, one or both eyes may be blue, or part-blue.

Homozygous cream dilutes, sometimes called double-dilutes, always have light blue eyes to match their pale, cream-colored coats. Heterozygous or single-dilute creams, such as palominos and buckskins, often have light brown eyes. The eyes of horses with the Champagne gene are typically greenish shades: aqua at birth, darkening to hazel with maturity.

As in humans, much of the genetics and etiology behind eye color are not yet fully understood.
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