Their coats stand up and look dull, sometimes they will hunch against the cold (or actually shiver)
My mares and foal are out and have been all summer, but now they are at the gate asking to come in despite having plenty of grass and decent hedge shelter - the foal is clearly cold by teatime and they are glad to get inside
Their coats stand up, in order to keep them warm, doesn't mean they are cold. When the coat is up, it is doing its job
Well I'm sure the same applies when the hairs on my arms stand up - and frankly when that happens I'm COLD
BUT you are not a horse, you dont have a full, thick coat, nor is it anywhere near the same and this is why their are so, so many problems with ponies, because they are humanised so much how on earth do you think they manage when not domesticated? their coats are there, to do a JOB! not like your arm hairs which over many years have become non effective, due to evolution ;)!
Well done coldcold for asking a question that others may think is basic knowledge, I hope you do go on to extend your knowledge base and then get your own horse. The majority of rubbish owners are the ones who don't ask for help in case it makes them look stupid, we all gained our horse management skills at sometime and I'm sure the majority of us did it the hard way by watching and asking! Some of the biggest idiots I know have loads of knowledge but can't put it in to practice, a lot of horse ownership is common sense and knowing your horse.
leanneduffy: Looking for stables within the Middleton area, Royton, Castleton, Heywood and Blackley and surrounding areas considered. Need one to accommodate a 17 shire X and one for 13.2 pony. Not bothered about having an arena. Looking for Diy livery, just the basics
Aug 14, 2015 5:33:14 GMT
jumpingjack: PIX... No Merlyn in the results of the NS in the royal welsh. look at the photos, see if you spot him.
Aug 14, 2015 12:49:04 GMT
Smartie12: hi, sadly lost Barkway Benjamin 3 years ago the best pony ever would love to know a bit about his past thank you.
Aug 15, 2015 19:01:08 GMT
happyhill: Hi, I am looking for any information on our granddaughter's section A. Gurnos merry maid .12 yr old mare. All her passport has is the breeders details. Fantastic pony and we would love to find out more about her!
Aug 17, 2015 21:27:35 GMT
horsey1965: hi is this saddle leather or suede?
Aug 19, 2015 8:27:19 GMT
equifest: concours classes could take place in the main outdoor arena one evening, starting say at 5...then a championship for top 2 or 3 from each section could go into the evening..then those who are interested in watching can observe from the grandstand.
Aug 19, 2015 11:05:52 GMT
lion: I believe it was a shetland, sorry don't know the name
Aug 20, 2015 21:44:46 GMT
Searcher: Does anyone have a telephone number for Jane Fletcher the Homeopathic healer for horses?
Aug 22, 2015 9:49:14 GMT
Traditional Mare: br1sk10 - is your bridle still for sale please
Aug 25, 2015 13:54:04 GMT
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Aug 27, 2015 11:41:26 GMT
roscoe: is your pony still for sale and if so do you have any pictures
Aug 28, 2015 11:39:01 GMT
welshie22: Yes please forward me email and I will send to you
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George of the jungle: Dodson and horrel build up fed with a top spec feed balancer i found great for putting on weight on an old horse
Aug 29, 2015 7:09:41 GMT
penllys: Hi could you let me have the price for the C geldings please? Has Indiana Jones being ridden yet and do you have any video of him? Thanks
Aug 30, 2015 19:51:29 GMT
ditton: Is the pony rugs for sale please
Aug 30, 2015 21:47:51 GMT
delilah: Hi, We are North Devon and she is priced £700 ono.
Sept 3, 2015 13:05:55 GMT
pogey: Hi do you have any pictures or videos of your welsh chap please. Thanks
Sept 3, 2015 21:38:29 GMT