Thought 4the day: How many of us are fair weather or all weather riders? Some horses and ponies point blank refuse to go out in the the wind and the rain we have several that fit that bill!! One old arabain mare who even sniffs rain in the clouds refuses to leave her stable!!!!! She just turns that bum to the door, rests a foot and says sod off!!! Shes such a charactor :o) A few of the others are still eager beavers to get out and explode rain or shine. Henry my boy used to ride out in all weather with me he didn't care as long as we were together :o)))) Which is your horse or pony?
Fact4 the day: Skeletal system
A horse's skeleton
The skeleton of the horse has three major functions in the body. It protects vital organs, provides framework, and supports soft parts of the body. Horses have 205 bones, which are divided into the appendicular skeleton (the legs) and the axial skeleton (the skull, vertebral column, sternum, and ribs). Both pelvic and thoracic limbs contain the same number of bones, 20 bones per limb. Bones are connected to muscles via tendons and other bones via ligaments. Bones are also used to store minerals, and are the site of red blood cell formation.
Quote 4the day: A good horse makes short miles. ~ George Elliot