Have a lovely weekend

What are you up to this weekend? March has suddenly turned mild after all those storms, and, dare we say that Spring seems to have arrived with the Spring Equinox, so life feels much easier and next weekend the clocks change and we get our light evenings back!

Here are some links from around the web if you're looking for a weekend read: 

If you've ever fancied wearing a Georgian riding habit here's a look at the practicalities of wearing one The Practicalities of Wearing Riding Habits and riding 'en cavalier'   

A message that Ponyhour wishes all horse owners would take on board: horses should have some amount of food in their stomach ideally at all times Should My Horse Exercise on an Empty Stomach 

Another message that can't be repeated often enough Think before you breed your mare

Why? Well here's one reason:

The UK is experiencing an equine over population crisis with thousands of horses in desperate need of help Nottinghamshire dumped horses related to overpopulation

Some of you will be aware of the huge number of break downs recently at the Santa Anita racetrack in the USA, here's a succinct summary of what an equine epidemiologist does and insight into the Santa Anita situation from an epidemiological perspective Santa Anita Racehorse Break Downs: Thinking Beyond the Track Surface 

Both cats and horses are highly sensitive, picking up on all sorts of nuances that we humans often miss The Close Connection Between Cats and Horses 

And finally a whole Issuu magazine exploring the horse human benefit Equine Leadership

Ponyhour Pic of the Week is the frontispiece from "The Young Horsewoman's compendium of the Modern Art of Riding" 1827

Ponyhour Quote of the Week "Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely." Roy T. Bennett

Happy Reading!