Have a lovely weekend

What are you up to this weekend?

It's a full on horse and pony weekend for us, so nothing new there!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and here are a few links from around the web: 

Sadly it's been another bad week for the animal kingdom here in the UK with the rejection of animal sentience from the Brexit Bill 

“It is extremely concerning that a marginal majority of MPs have voted-down this seminal clause. Enshrining animal sentience in UK law would have acknowledged that we consider animals as being capable of feelings such as pain and contentment and, so, deserving of consideration and respect. It is a founding principle of animal welfare science, and for the way that we should treat all animals."

and there was

Trump's lifting of the USA ban on importing elephant hunting trophies which has since been put on hold pending further reviews  

Let's all hope that's the end of that one.

Study investigating horse / human heart coupling 

An interesting study on the genetics of colour and cancer in horses 

You've probably all come across @ZwartblesIE and/ or @1CatShepherd in your Twitter feeds well here's a lovely Farmers Weekly interview with Suzanna Farming in Ireland: A Landscape steeped in history

Photo is by Amy Griffiths event photographer and it's our Ponyhour Pic of The Week, we hope it makes you smile. Thank you so much Amy for allowing us to use it here on the blog.