Quote 4the day: Live for your horse and not what it might get you..
Fact 4the day: The donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries, where they are used principally as draught or pack anim...als. Working donkeys are often associated with those living at or below subsistence levels. Small numbers of donkeys are kept for breeding or as pets in developed countries.
A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny or jennet; a young donkey is a foal. Jack donkeys are often used to produce mules.
Asses were first domesticated around 3000 BC, or 4000 BC, probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia, and have spread around the world. They continue to fill important roles in many places today. While domesticated species are increasing in numbers, the African wild ass and another relative, the Onager, are endangered. As beasts of burden and companions, asses and donkeys have worked together with humans for millennia.
Thought 4the day: Horses teach us as we should listen and learn from them. They have a deeper understanding of life as they are not tainted and see without rose tinted glasses. We should watch and learn how they cope with things as each thing new comes their way. Yes they are flight creatures but they also stand their ground. Complicated as they may be when you truely know your friend the only complication is believing that you can be one with them... drop your guard and learn from them..