Thought 4the day: Each horse is different and unique in their own right. Over the years i have never met any the same even if they look similar their personalities, charactors are very different! Some have come in on the brink of leaving us to cross that bridge and with their determination and us helping them they made it back to this plain and are fighting fit now. Some even rehomed. All that come in remind me of caterpillars that slowly but surely turn into butterflies. They bloom and literally blossom. Others that come in are more mental trauma and need guidance and in time find the right person to help them when they move on bless them. Some come in perfect its just things at home have changed and their loved ones needed to find them somewhere to know they would be safe. All that come are welcomed and never judged reguardless of their past...
Fact 4the day: Mountain and moorland or M&M ponies form a group of several breeds of ponies and small horses native to the British Isles. Many of these breeds are derived from semi-feral ponies kept on moorland or heathland, and some of them still live in this way, as well as being kept as fully domesticated horses for riding, driving and other draught work, or for horse showing.
Mountain and moorland classes at horse shows in the British Isles cover most of the breeds; however, the four closely related Welsh breeds often form their own classes.
Traditionally the modern mountain and moorland ponies have been regarded as including nine breeds (the four Welsh types being counted as one). However, in recent decades at least two further types have been recognised: the Eriskay and the Kerry bog pony. Larger native British Isles horses (such as the various large draught breeds) are not regarded as belonging to the mountain and moorland group
*A Shetland pony groomed for show Shetland pony, from the Shetland Isles off the northern tip of Scotland.
*Exmoor pony, from Exmoor in Somerset and Devon in south-west England.
*Dartmoor pony, from Dartmoor in Devon in south-west England.
*Welsh Mountain pony (Section A) and Welsh pony (Section B), from Wales
*Eriskay pony, from the island of Eriskay in the Hebrides. Formerly more widespread, and perhaps largely absorbed into the Highland.
*Kerry bog pony, from south-west Ireland.
*Highland Pony Champion Connemara pony, from County Galway in western Ireland.
*Highland pony, from Scotland. Larger, mainland types known as the Garron.
*Dales pony, from the eastern Pennines of northern England.
*Fell pony, from Cumbria in north-western England.
*New Forest pony, from the New Forest in Hampshire on the south coast of England.
*Welsh pony (Section C) and Welsh Cob (Section D), from Wales.
*Galloway pony, from Scotland and northern England. Extinct: perhaps absorbed into the Highland and Fell.
Quote 4the day: Do as they need and love them for it and they'll give all they can and love you more for it..