Thought 4the day: Commitment or is it we need to be committed? Who know! When it comes to horses and ponies its literally like having more children. You have to attend to need, need to attend to them yet they give you back so much happiness. The smiles and the laughter and all you do together is a great reward. You have to be commited to have horses or thing will not run smoothly. To me its a 24/7, 52 weeks in a year commitment.I would never change it for anything in this world. How did you meet your life long friend?
Fact4 the day: Lameness in horses and other equidae is a term used to refer to any number of conditions where the animal fails to travel in a regular and sound manner on all four feet. There are many causes of lameness, which can be broadly grouped into the following categories:
*Laminitis or other inflammatory diseases of the hoof
*Injury to bone, muscle, tendons or ligaments, ranging from pull...ed muscles to broken bones.
*Complications of inflammation or stocking up related to overwork
*Injury induced by compensation for strain or pain in other parts of the body, particularly the back
*Neurological disorders, such as Wobbler's syndrome
*Swelling and inflammation linked to infection, such as cellulitis or thrush.
*Hoof problems, including injury, disease and poor farrier work
* Diseases affecting connective tissue, such as Equine Exertional Rhabdomyolysis and HYPP
*Conformation defect leading to stress or injury, such as cow-hocked or sickle-hocked conformation.
Quote 4the day: in a rush horse gets the huff. Nice and slow your horse will glow