Monthly Blog Archives: September 2014

Horse Language

The language of horses is shown through their body. These 2 below are showing curiosity towards each other with ears pricked towards each other. One has his other ear turned back to remain alert to what is going on behind him. These 2 are saying “hello” to each other.   This pony has his ears pricked forward and is looking intently at something that has caught his interest. This is a foal (very young pony). […]

Horses For Work

Before tractors came along Clydesdale horses were used to pull machinery to plough the fields and sow the crops.   Clydesdales are very large horses any very strong. They are usually know for their gentle temperament, and are often called “gentle giants”. The have long hair on their legs and long manes and tails. They come in assorted colours, and often have beautiful patterns in their coats.   The Mounted Police have used horses for […]

Blacksmith At Work

Horses and ponies alike need regular foot care. Their hoof is much like a fingernail in that it continually grows and needs to be cut back regularly. Horses also need to have “shoes” put on if they are being worked a lot. These are usually made from steel and shaped to fit the horses’ hoof after it has been trimmed and filed into shape. Below are some photos of 2 horses having their hooves trimmed […]

Ponies and Horses

There are many types of ponies and horses. Equally they, like people all have different personalities. They come in all shapes and sizes, as well as different colours and coat types. Below are some photos of ponies and horses of different types and colours, just to show you how very different they can be, just like people. The horse that is featured is a crossbred which is often done to produce a certain type of […]