Thought 4the day: When they fly the nest.... Yesterday i told how i feel how they change from caterpillares to butterflies and today its how they fly the nest. It is very rewarding to see them find someone that loves them as much as we do and is prepared to open their home to a horse or pony that has come through the sanctuary. Not many do this now adays. We rarely have perfect horses yet they are... to us they just have quirks thats all and more charactor then you can imagine. Petal is leaving us today for a new chapter in her life. Raph her new mother opened her doors for our inspection and even came out in the snow to see her! Petal kept being over looked as she is classified green. To us (yes roxanne i am nicking your quote!) this is a blank canvas! Not someone inexperianced someone who will learn to be with you and ride with you and learn your ways and be one.... Petal will have more love and attention and will love it! Jackpot is leaving us to be loved and adored by Jade on Sunday. He hasn't been here long which is better for him as he can adjust to his new home quicker :o)) I love happy endings and yes i do have tears when they leave which is why i say goodbyes at the yard and the founder delivers them. Thank you all who have chose to have a horse or pony from us.
Quote 4the day: It doesn’t take a miracle to get to cloud nine, it takes a horse!
Fact4 the day: The adnexa
The adnexa of the eye, including the third eyelid (seen in the left corner).
The eyelids are made up of three layers of tissue: a thin layer of skin, which is covered in hair, a layer of muscles which allow the lid to open and close, and the palpebral conjunctiva, which lies against the eyeball. The opening between the two lids forms the palpebral fissue. The upper eye...lid is larger and can move more than the lower lid. Unlike humans, horses also have a third eyelid (nictitating membrane) to protect the cornea. It lies on the inside corner of the eye, and closes diagonally over it.
The lacrimal apparatus produces tears, providing nutrition and moisture to the eye as well as helping to remove any debris that may have entered. The apparatus includes the lacrimal gland and the accessory lacrimal gland, which produce the tears. Blinking spreads the fluid over the eye, before it drains via the nasolacrimal duct, which carries the lacrimal fluid into the nostril of the horse.
The ocular muscles allow the eye to move within the skull.