Is your horse looking a little scruffy these days? Is his normal 5 o’clock shadow starting to resemble ZZ Top (young folk, feel free to click the link if you don’t get the ZZ Top reference)? Well before you get out those trimmers, you should know that the whiskers on a horse’s muzzle have a name, […]
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Ponies can eat up to 1 percent of their body weight (in dry matter) in just three hours when out on certain pastures. They can eat up to 5 percent over 24 hours. This basically means that in theory, a small pony could be eating as many calories as a racing Thoroughbred! And you thought your pony was just “big […]