Have a relaxing weekend

What are you up to this weekend? Is it just Ponyhour or is everyone suffering from the clocks going forward? I have lighter evenings but feel too tired to take advantage of them! Hoping a more relaxed weekend will sort that out.

Here are some links from around the web if you're after an interesting weekend read:

Laminitis a word that strikes fear into the heart of all horse owners ~ new research suggests that endocrine disrupting chemicals in a horse's environment may play a role in the development of equine metabolic syndrome, a leading cause of laminitis

"Eclipse first and the rest nowhere" No April fool, Eclipse,  the very famous 18th century racehorse was born on 1st April 1764 

Did you know that horse's colour perception is similar to that of a colour blind person? "So the red apple or the bright orange carrot you offer as a treat may actually appear brownish or greenish to your horse" 

What is the hardest part of being a Horse Trainer?  

Do you work your horse in hand? Working in Hand ~ An Introduction by Jenny Rolfe

Researchers have found some serious science behind the business of lying down ~ Lying about is a serious business: Here's how horses and other animals do it

Ponyhour Pic of the Week is of Hope Pastures Alfie and Tino, remember Tino was one of our rescue ponies of the week and that he is looking for a very special forever home.

Ponyhour Quote of The Week via Kath Smart of Mersley Stud "To be kind is more important than to be right. More often then not, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens." 

Happy Reading!

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