I was making a realistic model horse picture by editing a bunch of photos into the background, and cutting out the fence when I realized that it makes an interesting photo collage. The fence will eventually end up behind the horse, but I like the surreal feeling it has right now. The horse and rider are completely unedited, but the background is heavily Photoshopped.
Pasture, or grass, is a forage.
Forages contain a high crude-fiber content. In general, a forage would be grass or hay. Horses should be fed to horses because they provide nutrients. But they don’t do just that. Forage keeps up the muscle tone in the GI tract and provides horses with something to do. Without forage, horses can develop bad habits such as stall weaving and wood-chewing.
According to Feeding and Care of the Horse, forages have the following characteristics:
They are bulky.
They high in fiber and low in digestible energy.
Forages are high in calcium and potassium and low in phosphorous.
Sun-cured hays are higher in vitamins E, A, and K.
Vary in protein content.
Horses should have access to pasture in moderation. But hay can be fed in larger amounts. It is recommended that horses be fed many small meals throughout the day or else get their hay in a slow feeder to make it last longer. This simulates natural grazing activity.
Hay should be fed in little bits to mimic natural grazing.
1919 Sir Barton
The very first triple crown winner
Gallant Fox 1930
Successful in a winning endeavor
1935 was Omaha
Sired by the winning Gallant Fox
1937 War Admiral
Just like “Big Red” in the starting box
Whirlaway in 1941
Won a grand 32 first places!
Count Fleet 1943
He won 16 out of 21 races
His wins were short but soon became taller
Ran well to the millionth dollar
Known as the second “Big Red”
Seattle Slew 1977
In the triple crown he was quite far ahead
Alydar could have won, too;
Alydar, he won three reds
barely bested by the great Affirmed’s blues.
I won the triple crown on 6/9/73 as the ninth winner. I was born at Meadow Stables in Virginia in the year 1970, more specifically March 30. As a 3 year old, I won 9 out of 12 starts, placing second twice and was third once. There is a race held once a year named after me. I was the second Thoroughbred racehorse in racing history known as ” Big Red.” What was my name?
I was called “Big Red” and I did not race in the Kentucky Derby; in fact, I never raced in Kentucky although it I was born there. I had a nearly perfect race record, winning 20 out of 21 races, finishing second only once. I am the Blood Horse‘s top racehorse of the 1900s, racing in the early 20th century. I was a Thoroughbred stallion. What was my name?