What are you up to this weekend? Anyone off to a firework display? With horses, dogs and cats we'll be animal sitting those who get scared giving us plenty of time to catch up with equine & equestrian blog posts. Here are some links from around the web for you to peruse when you get some downtime:
Love seeing horsey Halloween pics, some of these equines have the patience of Saints!
A sad read on the passing of a mustang, do read it because it will teach you so much about the way horses deal with the death of a herd member.
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Need somewhere to display this summer's rosettes? The check out this tutorial for a super stylish DIY Rosette Wreath
We love mules here at Ponyhour and this little one is sooo adorable Mule Tales: Jess
Colic every horse owners worst fear Redwings tells you how to Reduce the Risk more colic info here the good news being that "75% of colic cases seen in the field will respond to simple medical treatment. With quick and appropriate medical attention, prognosis for a colicky horse can be quite good."
"So why do animals swing their tails so quickly? It's because they have to generate winds that are comparable to a mosquito flight speed." Mechanical engineers prove that horses swing their tails to keep insects away. What's the use of a horse's tail?
Photograph is of Bodmin Moorland Pony Rehabilitation's Panda a former Ponyhour Rescue Pony of The Week we've chosen it as the Ponyhour Pic of The Week it's lovely to see her doing so well.
Ponyhour Quote of the Week: "I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us." James Herriot