Thought 4the day: Out of the mouth of babes..... i know the thought yesterday was fear and how it can be felt by horses. My eldest daughter is very intune with horses and sometimes more so then any of us here put together. The day i came off dan she told me before i got on that he was tense and not to ride him but i thought no its ok and learnt my lesson. I took Jaz out yesterday on her pony and i... rode dan out. I went behind as we haven't been out on the road many times and before i knew it my daughter had pushed us to the front in a way i couldn't tell you as i don't know and made me ride that way for 3/4's of it infront. She even said mum he may be tense and you too from where you had a bad head from last time but breathe and move on!! I know she was referring to my concussion bless her. Kids can be in some ways teachers without us realising it....
Fact 4the day: A draft horse (US), draught horse (UK) or dray horse (from the Old English dragan meaning to draw or haul; compare Dutch dragen meaning to carry), less often called a work horse or heavy horse, is a large horse bred for hard, heavy tasks such as ploughing and farm labor. There are a number of different breeds, with varying characteristics but all share common traits of strength, pat...ience, and a docile temperament which made them indispensable to generations of pre-industrial farmers.
Draft horses and draft crossbreds are versatile breeds used today for a multitude of purposes, including farming, show, logging, recreation, and other uses. They are also commonly used for crossbreeding, especially to light riding breeds such as the Thoroughbred for the purpose of creating sport horses. While most draft horses are used for driving, they can be ridden and some of the lighter draft breeds are capable performers under saddle
Quote 4the day: Every cloud has that silver lining and the only way to get their is on horse back..