Thought 4the day: Life is never as bad as you think as long as you have the trust and love and respect of your horse/pony. They guide us and help us through many a day without us even realising it. They help us to stand up when we lean on them. They take us for a relaxing trundle. They help us to fly. Teach us from a young age to love and trust and above all respect a beautiful living creature. These animals are more then animals they are a passion..
Fact 4the day: Buckwheat contains a pigment called fagopyrin, which when ingested by the horse, causes photosensitive dermatitis. Symptoms include a weepy, itching dermatitis in those areas exposed to sunlight.
Hormones in this plant can cause photosensitization of the skin and hypertrophy of the liver (big liver disease).
Visible symptoms include increased sensitivity of the skin (especially the nose and lips) to sunlight.
Quote 4the day: Believe in your horse and they believe in you..