Thought, fact and quote for the day 20/7/12
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 20/7/12

Thought 4the day: The difference in each horse and pony or any anima pf any type or breed is always unique. None are the same mentally or charactor. Now why would we want them to be? Learning how each horse ticks and what makes them tick when they come in i love to learn. We have many with 'quirks' as i call them. Their not issues or bad manners or bad habits its just who they have been made into ...for whatever reason. Quirks make life interesting and most turned around into a positive. Puzze for example. She can now be led by my daughter. Tied up and brushed, stabled and water etc can be given. When she first came she would of had any of us clamped in her teeth. She did have a few including me at one point but then i see it as my bad for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I must of missed the warning. She even now if out in the field seeks fusses of total strangers and the ears hardly ever if at all go back :o) A coloured cob we have in was petrified of every sound and movement and now you can bang about and do as you please and he ignores it! There all different there all unique you have to love them for it :o)
Quote 4the day: Rain or shine we attend to their needs.. tears or smiles they attend to ours...
Fact 4the day: Colour Breeds.
A colour breed refers to groupings of horses whose registration is based primarily on their coat colour, regardless of the horse's actual breed or breed type.

Some colour breeds only register horses with a desired coat colour if they also meet specific pedigree criteria, others register animals based solely on colour, regardless of parentage. A few pedigree-based colour breeds, confronted with the reality of many animals born without the proper colour even though they are from two registered parents, have modified their rules to allow registration of animals with the proper pedigree even if they do not possess the proper colour.

Many horse breeds, such as American Quarter Horses, Tennessee Walking Horses and American Saddlebreds include individuals of the palomino colour, as well as a wide variety of other colours. However, a colour breed registry, such as the Palomino Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) , accepts only palomino (or palomino-looking) horses—regardless of their particular breeds. Thus, Palominos can be considered a colour breed. Another example is the pinto horse color. Horses of many breeds can be registered as Pinto if it they have the correct spotting pattern. White horses also once had their own colour registry that included cremello horses, but not greys.

Many horses eligible for registration with their own breed registry and are of a particular colour are often "double registered" with both organizations, often increasing their sale value by doing so. With stallions, double registration may also increase their breeding value by widening the set of interested mare owners.

Alternative meaning

Some breeds, such as the Norwegian Fjord Horse, Appaloosa, American Paint Horse, Friesian and Haflinger have distinct physical characteristics and recorded pedigrees, but also typically have distinctive or colourful coats might be considered a "colour breed" by some, but they are a pedigree-based breed. For example, Appaloosas are usually spotted, but a solid-coloured offspring of registered parents can still be a registered Appaloosa. Likewise, a solid-coloured American Paint Horse that has registered parents may also be registered.

On the other hand, while Friesian breeders have deliberately bred to exclude chestnut horses, and will only register black animals, these black animals also must be Friesian by pedigree and no other bloodlines are allowed into the registry. The same is true of Norwegian Fjord Horses, which are all a variation of dun.

Colour breeding

Some horse breeds exclude certain colours that are considered signs of a crossbred animal. For example, other than the Sabino pattern, the Arabian horse registry excludes all spotted horses. The Finnhorse was also bred for decades to exclude all colours but chestnut, and specifically to remove such "fancy" colours as roans, grays and spotted (sabino), which were seen as indicators of foreign blood, though that policy has now changed, as for some particular colours, this might hold true - for example, all present grey Finnhorses can be traced back to a certain grey mare of dubious pedigree. Nowadays all colours are accepted as long as the animal can be proved pureblooded, and many colours are specifically bred for.
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