Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saddle bred horses

 here is a picture of a saddle bred horse.
The Saddle Bred is fiery, spirited, and proud, yet so gentle that can be handled and ridden by children. Saddle bred horses stand about 15 to 16 hands. The saddle bred is almost exclusively bred and produced for specialized saddle bred classes in the American show ring in both ridden and fine harness classes, although it would be able to compete with any other horse in any field. Some make excellent jumpers.  

posted by Joanna

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mustang Horses

Here are a few pictures of Mustang horses.

Mustang horses stand about 14 to 15 hands. Mustangs are Beautiful horses.They are strong and tough. The Mustang is the feral horse of the north American continent. The word comes from the Spanish 
mestengo or Mesteno meaning stranger or outsider.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Dutch Draft horses

dutch draft horses stand about 17 hands high.
The dutch draft is certainly one of the heaviest breeds for its height, in the world. For massive strength and moving heavy loads, it is an excellent choice, and it is still a popular workhorse, particularity with breweries. The dutch draft is a docile,willing horse; despite being truly massive, it is surprisingly active in its gaits. It can start work young and works on into its twenties. It is particularly known for its excellent fertility, toughness, strength and intelligence.

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highland pony

here is a picture of a Highland pony,

Highland ponies stand about 10 to 14 hands, Highland ponies are known for their extremely kind and cooperative temperament, yet have spirit and personality. Highlands  are sturdy,and do best outdoors on poorish keep. One of Britain's large native ponies the sturdy Highland is particularly noted for its kind temperament and its skills, having traditionally lived for centuries close to its owners. It is still used as an all rounder from croft working to trekking.

posted by Joanna   

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Appaloosa Horses

here is a picture of a Appaloosa horse
Appaloosas are of compact, well muscled build the Quarter horse type conformation being generally favored. Emphasis is laid on strong, correct legs and feet, becausemost of the breed work as stock or pleasure horses,or compete in various event,especially Western style ones. Appaloosa make ideal family ponies and horses because of their sweet temperaments and physical hardiness.They are agile,fast, and have considerable stamina, yet at the same time are docile and enthusiastic, fun to work and not difficult to care for. Appaloosas stand between 13 and 15 hands,

posted by Joanna

Friday, January 20, 2012

Shire horses

Shire horses stand about 18 hands tall. they are strong and big.

Kindness and patience qualities normally associated with the Shire, are well in evidence in the lovely expression on this horse's face.


Shires are the tallest horse in the world. Known as gentle giants, they were developed in England in the 19th century to meet the demand for a bigger, stronger animal to pull the heavier farm machinery and transportation vehicles coming into use.

posted by Joanna

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shetland Ponies

Shetland ponies are much in demand as children's ponies and are active workers under saddle and harness. Shetland ponies stand about 10 hands high. The legs of a Shetland pony are short and strong.
   Here is a picture of a Shetland pony.

The Shetland Pony is a true cold climate equine, showing the rounded body, short legs, thick mane, forelock and tail hair. A wide neck, and relativity large head are all features that help retain body heat. The winter coat is very thick and water-resistant.

posted by Joanna

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Arabian horses

Arabian horses stand about 14 to 15 hands.
The Arabian breed is internationally famous for its great stamina and is much in demand as a competition endurance horse today.  Arabians can carry heavy weights for their height and love to work with a human partner they respect and trust.

Arabians are intelligent horses, perceptive, sensitive, and thoughtful,not only in the sense of being considerate and gentle toward people and other animals, but also in thinking out situations for themselves. They do have a reputation for being difficult among those who have tried to force them to do something against their will, but they are extremely courageous and will try their best for someone they trust. As they originated in hot climates they are fine-skinned and have all the physical characteristics facilitating easy heat-loss from the body, but tend not to be so sensitive to the cold weather as the Thoroughbred. they can usually be handled by novices and children provided those concerned have a regard for their nature and a sensitivity toward them.
                                this is a picture of a Arabian horse.

                               posted by Joanna

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Information about horses

Horses drink up to ten gallons of water a day. Horses can eat oats, grass, hay, carrots, apples,bran, and barley grains. You need to be aware of the poisonous plants that can cause illness or even death to your horse.These include acorns, bracken, nightshade, yew, ragwort and maple leafs.

posted by Joanna

Saturday, January 14, 2012

more rabbits

here are a few more pictures of rabbits
                                  these rabbits are about three months old,

                                this rabbit is about nine weeks old,

                              posted by Joanna

Friday, January 13, 2012


Here is a picture of Jessica’s rabbit
                                  This is a Dutch rabbit,
                                  Here is a picture of a Lionhead rabbit He looks like a teddy bear

                                 posted by Joanna

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby Rabbits

here are some pictures of baby rabbits,

               here are two baby rabbits at eight days old,

                              here are baby rabbits at ten days old,

                               here is a baby rabbit at one week old,

posted by Joanna

Rabbit nest

Here is a few pictures of a female rabbit making her nest. Female rabbits collect straw and grass in their Mouth to make their nest When female rabbits get ready to have their babies we give them nesting boxes to have their babies in. if you do not give the
Female rabbits a box to have their babies in they  will get distressed because there is no place to have their babies. 



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

infomation about rabbits

Rabbits can eat carrots, lettuce, apples, pears,oats,grass, and dandelions. You can buy food for Rabbits at the store.

We usually give are rabbits a certain amount of food a day. We give our rabbits about
3/4 cup of rabbit’s food we get from the store. Rabbits also need a good amount of fresh clean water and a nice warm place to stay. Rabbit’s teeth do not stop growing so we give our rabbits little pieces of wood to chew on to keep their teeth from getting to long. I will give you more information about rabbits later.    

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Baby Rabbits

This picture was taken from our very first batch of baby bunnies...
A baby rabbit at two days old.

Here is a picture of the rabbit's nest. You can see the momma's fur mixed in with straw. The babies here are about 2 days old. See the velvet fur growing in?

Babies in the nest.

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Few of our Rabbits

 Here is a picture of one of our rabbits.

 Rabbits are born with no fur and their eyes are closed. When they are five days old their fur grows in. When they get about ten days old their eyes open. When the female rabbits are ready to have their babies they build nests and pull out fur to keep their babies warm until their fur grows in. Female rabbits are pregnant for about one month.
Wild rabbits dig holes under the ground. The reason why they have their babies
under ground is to keep them protected from foxes and other predators,
and to keep them warm and safe until they can fend for them selves.

Here are a few more of our rabbits.