Horses are extremely beautiful animals that have had a close relationship with man since time begun. These magnificent exotic breeds illustrated below aren’t widely known, however we feel that their uniqueness should be given recognition.
These tough little ponies originate from colonial stock breeding, and later were specialized for pulling the plow. This task obviously became outmoded as farm machinery improved. Currently only 400 of these ponies exist in the world.
This breed, found in the Carmargue area of France are considered to be one of the oldest breeds in the world. They mainly live in the wild and are rarely found in captivity.
Akhal Teke Horse
Originally coming from Turkmenistan and are considered one of the oldest existing horse breeds. These horses have a unique beauty as their coats seem to shine like gold. They are mainly found today in Turkmenistan and Russia, but can also be found in Europe and North America. There are approximately only 6,600 of these horses in the world.
Black Forest Horse
These horses originate from Southern Germany. They were nearly at the brink of extinction in the 1970’s. They are mainly found in Germany, with about 1,000 of them found in Germany. They are known for their calm and friendly temperament and their beautiful flaxen manes.
These horses are England’s oldest breed, and are very athletic with a sensible temperament. Due to this in World War II the breed became rare. However Queen Elizabeth having taken the risk of endangerment seriously, has brought the numbers of the breed up in the world.
The Exmoor Pony is endangered with only 800 existing worldwide currently. The breed is native to the British Isles. Some views claim that they have been pure bred since the ice ages.
Bashkir Curly Horse
This breed is thought to have originated in North America. They have a unique hypoallergenic coat of hair, resembling a poodle dog breed. They are used in dressage and show jumping, and are known for their friendly and reliable personality.
This breed was originally valued for its hardiness, style and speed. During the 1800’s Hackneys competed in 100 mile harness races. Demand for the breed slacked as automobiles became more common, and throughout the world wars.
This breed was outsourced by machinery. Due to it’s rareness the breed is only available in shades of chestnut and liver. Currently there are about 600 Suffolks in America.
Falabella Miniature Horse
The Falabella Miniature Horse is one of the smallest horse breeds in the world. They are seen to be intelligent and easy to train. They are used for riding by small children.
The Best Rebrands Of 2017
The power and success of a brand’s identity is highly dependent on an ongoing and internal rebranding process. To rebrand your business is a big step which can either be hugely successful or an utter disaster. Thus it is important to get it right. Here are a list of companies who did a spectacular job of rebranding in 2017.
The vastly known fashion brand launched their new logo design on instagram in February 2017. The brand was subtly tweaked with the logo letters being uppercase and placed closer together. The idea of the new logo was to “return to the spirit of the original”, freshening things up a bit without loosing the brand’s iconic global identity.
In July 2017 Converse posted a new logo design on their social media channels and website. The rebrand was designed to “serve the daring spirit of youth with tools that enable movement”. The change was reported to represent a brand moving forward and convey a younger brand image with a brand build more relevant to digital viewers.
For the first time in it’s history youtube decided on a new marketing plan in August 2017. YouTube’s official blog Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan discussed the need for the new look to reflect the amount of change the industry has been through in the last 12 years. He points out that the new logo is “the bright cherry on the top of the update sundae.”
In an attempt to broaden their utility in the mind of users, Dropbox redesigned their brand in a way that was subtle and clever. The modified angles of the opening flaps were all standardised and aligned, transforming the box intro a series of planes.
An American lifestyle magazine, this brand was chosen to illustrate just how subtle rebrands can be. They engaged a reputed typographer to update their text-only logo. She made the letters slimmer, gave them some more space and made minor adjustments to some of the letters. A modern update that didn’t completely overhaul the visual identity.
The famous web browser has recently been doing some exciting things, and the company is beginning to change. They’ve shifted to a stronger focus on coding and knowledge sharing. To reflect the change, they’ve incorporated the :// that’s commonly used in HTML code.
The Huffington Post
The highly successful news blog has updated its image from a traditionalist, simple type face to a bolder and more digital one. Interestingly, the original logo seems to push for an image of tradition, integrity and seniority, intending to compete with major newspaper. The new logo allows the company to finally embrace their unique identity as it really is.
Woman paints stripes on horse to get rid of flies
Nobody likes horse flies, least of all the horses themselves. So how do you get rid of them?
One method that has actually been proven to work is by painting white stripes onto a black horse (or vice versa).
Claudia of Germany used cattle paint to apply thin lines over her dark-coated horse – and it worked.
Flies prefer the flat kind of light reflected of simple, single-coloured coats. They are slightly deterred by bright white coats, but absolutely despise striped coats.
Scientists used sticky oil-covered cardboard cutouts to see which patterns attracted flies the most and the least.
As it turns out, thin stripes deter horse flies.
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