Have a fun weekend

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.

Do you write Horse Stories? Get yourself added to The Horse Writers List 

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