Thought 4the day: emotions... never be in a hurry to do anything as your vibes can cause a set of reactions from your four legged friiend without even meaning to send them in the first place. Always act like you have the time in the world (even when its limited), relax, be calm and above all happy as you are with them. If your hurrying and want to bring them in it can mean not being able to catch them and then getting frustrated... its a vicious circle. It took months for several in here to even want to come near people and now one after a year bless him can have his headcollar removed and even put back on over the stabe door which is a huge achievement for him! I have all the patience in the world for these guys but if we had rushed him or forced him god knows what state he would be in. He still can not be patted but then in the wild to horses go around patting each other? Scratching and rubbing yes and thats all this guy can tolerate... time is the healer...
Fact 4the day: The Misaki (御崎馬/岬馬 Misaki uma?) is a breed of pony that is native to Japan. Like other native horses of Japan, it is believed to have developed from horses brought to Japan from China, with the earliest imports dating back at least 2,000 years. The Misaki is one of eight breeds considered native to Japan, [N 1] and lives as a feral horse in a natural setting in a designated National... Monument on Cape Toi (also known as Toimisaki) that is located within the municipal boundaries of Kushima at the south end of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.
The breed was first identified in the historical record in 1697 when the Akizuki family of the Takanabe Clan rounded up feral horses and developed a pool of breeding stock. Today, the Misaki is classified as an endangered but "maintained" breed, with only about 100 living animals. This population has remained relatively stable for the past 20 years, up from a low of 53 individuals recorded in 1973.
The Misaki ponies are a popular draw for tourists in the region and were designated a National Natural Treasure following the end of World War II.
The Misaki is of pony height, and stands between 12.2 and 13.2 hands high at the withers. However it has horse characteristics and proportions. Most individuals are colored bay or black, with the occasional chestnut. White markings are rare.
Quote 4the day: Horses feed off our vibes so lets feed them positive ones..