Thought 4the day: Impatiance. We have a few in at the moment who literally want things done there and then and not one second later. Patiance is a virtue as i have had drummed into my head since a child. Now try telling this to horses who think that there next meal may be there last. It takes a lot of time with these guys and a constant routine. The routine being the important part as if your a li...ttle later then what they have in their mind thats when they over analyse and start to either charge at fencing (if out) or bang and kick the stables if in. Now telling them off for this or shouting would be pointless as its only going to escalate what their going through at that moment in time. Patience is the key and if all horses and ponies slowly learn that when they come in life would be so much more peaceful for them :o) As they and i keep repeating time is a healer...
Fact 4the day: The Sumba Pony and Sumbawa Pony are named after the islands on which they are bred -- Sumba and Sumbawa Island respectively. However, the two breeds are very similar. The ponies descended from Mongolian Horses and ancient Chinese stock. A closely related breed also developed in these islands is the Sandalwood Pony, which came from crossing the native ponies on horses of Arabian bree...ding.
Sumba and Sumbawa ponies are today used for pack, riding, and light draft work. They are incredibly strong, and many are ridden by men in games of lance throwing despite never reaching 13 hands high. Young boys also ride the ponies bareback in traditional dance competitions, manuveuring them in patterns as instructed. The knee of the ponies are decorated with bells, that chime in rhythm to the drumming.
The ponies are quick, agile, athletic, and fast, with great endurance, and a willing temperament. They usually have primitive coloring, being dun with a dorsal stripe and black points, although they may be any color. The Sumba and Sumbawa have a heavy head, short, muscular neck, and low withers. The back is usually long, although it is still strong, and the legs are fine but tough with good hooves. Most ponies do not exceed 12.2 hh, and the average height is around 12 hh.
There are eight pony breeds native to Indonesia, the others are the Batak Pony, Gayoe, Deli pony, Bali Pony, Java Pony, and Timor Pony.
Quote 4the day: No two horses are the same they are all unique..