Thought, fact and quote for the day 21/9/12
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 21/9/12

QUote 4the day: Each day is new, Each day is a fresh start, Each day deserves love and compassion... just like your four legged friend.. yesterday is the past.. move on..
Fact 4the day: Danube Delta horse refers to a population of feral horse found in and around Letea Forest, located in the Danube Delta, between the Sulina and Chilia branches of Danube. About 3600 feral horses live in the Danube Delta, 2000 in the Letea nature reserve, where on one hand, they are among the last remaining "wild" (feral) horses living at large on the European continent, but are also ...deemed to be a threat to the flora of the forest, including to some plants on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Although feral horses have existed for hundreds of years in the region, their number greatly increased after the collective farms were closed down in 1990 and the horses belonging to them being freed. Today, the Letea population is not regulated and there are concerns that overgrazing is a looming problem.

The horses on Letea are black or bay, without white spots. They stand between 14.1 and 14.3 hands ( 1.45 to 1.50 metres (57 to 59 in)) and are of a strong build. They are of a different breed than the close by Sfântu Gheorghe breed. They are not of a riding horse build, but are built like working horses of the Nonius type.

In 2002, some of these horses were captured and transported to Italy and slaughtered. Some organizations objected to removal, holding that the horses had value in being adapted to the location and possessing natural social behavior. Another push for removal and slaughter began in 2009, but horses cannot be currently removed from the area because a number of animals carry equine infectious anemia. Therefore, according to Romanian regulation, they are not allowed to be taken out of the quarantine area. Currently, there is an ongoing project, in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature, seeking to find a way to remove these horses. While some organizations object to total removal and advocate for some animals to remain, others are attempting to find a different preserve for the horses to live.
Thought 4the day: Horses and ponies can forgive and forget yet people seem to hold onto the 'incident' no matter how long ago it was. Its so deep ingrained that years might pass and the horse that you suffered with 'incident' with is no longer around yet it effects your everyday life still. I will admit when i came off Danny and suffered concussion it did play with my mind. I needed answers. I did... get them and his now happy and doing so much better as am i. Yet when i came off my boy Henry about 6 weeks later it was roll get up and get on and never thought about it. Each horse is unique and each horse deserves to be treated for who they are not what they represent. Take each day as it comes and hopefully in time move on from what ever is haunting you as your four legged friend already has...
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