Thought 4the day: Some horses are with you for years, others months and some maybe a few days. Its the fact that they were with you in the first place that counts that you got blessed with their presance no matter how small. To feel and understand them, know them, laugh with them or at them and to of met them is all that counts. To acknowledge some is more then they could ever of hoped for. The clean bed, water, food and love. Treasure every moment with your 4 legged friends and the ones you care for. You never know what will happen every moment is precious x
Fact4 the day: Hooves in the natural state
Both wild and feral equid hooves have enormous strength and resilience, allowing any gait on any ground. A common example of the feral horse type is the Mustang. The Mustang is, in part, descended from the Iberian horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish, but most herds also have ancestry from other breeds. Therefore, the famous Mustang hoof streng...th is in part a result of natural selection and environment. Thus, it is proposed that other domestic breeds could develop similar hooves if raised under similar conditions.
The recent barefoot movement claims that such a strength can be almost completely restored to domesticated horses, when appropriate trimming and living conditions are applied, to such an extent that horseshoes are no longer necessary in almost any horse. If true, it would undermine the belief that "the horseshoe is a necessary evil."
The barefoot management system has not, however, gained a foothold among serious equine professionals, due to the increased strain placed on the hoof in sports, such as eventing and endurance riding.
Quote 4the day: Sell the cow, buy the sheep, but never be without the horse. ~ Irish Proverb