Happy Horses Birthday

Happy Horses birthday!
Today, many breeds have comprehensive studbooks with brands that allow owners to catalogue and trace their horses breeding and date of birth… But this was not always the case! The universal horse’s birthdate, August 1, was brought in to standardise horse ages in thoroughbred racing when record-keeping practices weren’t so flash!
In modern times, it’s a handy day of celebration for horses and there are lots of horses, ponies and donkeys at HSES!! Although often our actual birthday is not known, we will be getting extra treats and scratches today.