The car, a Land Rover Discovery, appears to have been severely damaged in the collision, according to a police tweet, which gave no further details. The New Forest is one of the largest remaining areas of unenclosed land where commoners' cattle, ponies and donkeys roam throughout the open heath.
Image caption crash happened on Roger Penny Way, where donkeys, cattle and horses roam freely Andrew Nap thine, a New Forest Sister who helps manage the area's free-roaming animals, attended the scene of the crash, and said the male driver was not injured.
Ponytail Leather can be made to resemble the hide from an animal such as a zebra or leopard or the dying process can be used to create an entirely abstract and original patterning. The main leather producers in the world, in rank order, are: China, Brazil, Italy, Russia and India.
It is a particularly visually striking form of the material and consequently it is a favorite with designers who are looking for vibrant color and texture. It is used in designer furniture and clothing, such as coats, but its main use is in high-end fashion accessories such as shoes, bags and watch straps.
It is the preferred material of Stuart Watchman, credited with making the most expensive shoes in the world, and it is used by Leona and Hanna Erik for their world-famous bags. It’s likely to be one of the most prized possessions in a woman’s wardrobe, a bag or pair of shoes only brought out on special occasions.
It’s popularity with high-end labels, like Prada, means that it is often the choice of celebrities: Helen Warren wore a pair of Gina Swarovski Ponytail booties to the film premiere of ‘Thumb’, whilst Gwen Stefan was snapped dropping off her child, wearing a pair of leopard print Ponytail boots. Ponytail is a popular choice with high-end designer labels such as Jimmy Chew, Mark Jacobs and Prada.
Ponytail is a term exclusively used to describe a leather product made from cow or goat hide, which has been shaved to resemble horse hair. Synthetic versions of leather products do not necessitate the killing of animals, but they use chemicals produced by the petrochemical industry and are far from being environmentally friendly.
Whereas full grain leather thrives on regular use and becomes more attractive the more battered it gets, Ponytail can be damaged by rough usage and if you want it to last a lifetime, which it will, then you need to treat it with respect. You can use a commercially available fixing spray, designed for use on suede, to help protect your Ponytail but be aware that the treatment may alter the appearance of the item.
We're here to let you know that there are NO ponies being used to create those shiny, textured accessories we love to rock. To get a definitive answer on the matter we reached out to shoe designer Stuart Batsman, who often uses the material for his luxury footwear and purse collections.
So the word pony is just used to describe the look of the pelt, which is also referred to as calf hair or hair calf. It's turned into accessories and clothing that run the gamut in price, depending on how the hair has been treated and incorporated into the item.
Store pony hair pieces the same way you would fur, minks and other leather and suede products -- in porous bags in a climate-controlled environment, away from any direct sunlight and/or heat. Most cheap pony skin fashion items are indeed cowhide, dyed to make the product look more like it’s made from a speckled horsehide.
Scratch beneath the surface of virtually any industry with animals as the economic unit and you will find all kinds of ugliness, and the skin trade is no different in this respect. Most of those in the fashion industry are willfully ignorant of the origins and method of dispatch used to secure their exotic skins.
From snake to crocodile, to horses and even dogs and cats, it is a grisly and stomach churning business. Horsehide are used extensively in Europe, with Italy probably producing the most exports of horse skin products.
It seems anyone with private hire insurance can participate in the process, with no requirement for horsemanship skills. In North America, transport and feedlot pens where horses are held prior to slaughter, standards are equally cruel with Canada reportedly having the worst record of all.
Real pony skin is used by the fashion and clothing industry at the higher end of the market. Shell Cordovan leather is made from the rump area of the horse where the flesh is thickest.
The shells are genuine hot stuffed then slicked onto glass frames to dry. Finally, the shells are hand glazed to achieve the rich, glossy look and feel prized by fine craftsmen.
It is easy to see how this leather becomes so prized, and how the products are marketed as being the finest money can buy. At the end of the day they are shoes made out of horses skin, sold for exorbitant sums of money.
It looks like the horsehide industry is alive and well, and there seems to be little objection to it within the monies who can afford luxury goods. Perhaps Shell Cordovan luxury goods manufacturers should also be questioned about the source of their hides, and the animal welfare directives their suppliers adhere to.
British pop star diagnosed with scary ear disease I bought these shoes today http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0042D79GO/ref=asc_df_B... from Nine West and when I asked what they are made from, the saleswoman told me it's pony.
At the time I thought it's just pony hair but now that I'm thinking about it, is it possible that a pony was killed for these shoes? For the past three years, a mysterious microorganism has been infecting the famous wild ponies of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
The volunteer fire department that owns the herd and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees the refuge, have brought in scientists and veterinarians to try to eliminate the culprit and cure the disease. At Pony Penning Day, the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department brings in the local veterinarian to examine its 142 horses.
This is the closest they will ever get to the scruffy, feral, and sometimes laser-blue-eyed Chincoteague ponies, some of which have lineages going back 400 years. Jeannie Zurich moved to Heron, Maryland from New Jersey this year just to be closer to the ponies.
Like Zurich, most here are hyper aware of the mysterious disease that has infected only fillies and mares. It was a park visitor who, last month, reported seeing an injured filly, the most recent victim of psychosis, or swamp cancer.
It lurks in the refuge's shallow freshwater ponds and standing water used by migrating birds and the ponies. To hear her describe the micro-organism, lithium insidious, is like listening to a science fiction horror story.
“It has these long filaments, so almost like these fingers that reach out into the tissue it infects to pull in nutrients, like plant roots. Hansen is using the same vaccine the Chincoteague ponies received to treat three human cases in Texas, Illinois and Georgia.
As crowds watch the ponies, across the way, people wade in canals along the access roads catching crabs. As the fire department prepares for the next day's auction, Loss goes with a Fish and Wildlife biologist and a scientist from North Carolina State University to collect water samples throughout the refuge.
I keep up with deforming and vaccinations, and my horses receive routine care from a veterinarian and a farrier. Like many horse people, I had always believed that lice occurred only on neglected horses, those who weren’t properly groomed or who were kept in unhygienic conditions.
Yet here was the evidence right in front of me on the computer screen: The source of my Miniature Horse’s constant itching was, almost certainly, lice. Lice infestation, called pedicurists, is common among horses all over the world, especially in temperate climates.
Sucking lice (Haematopinus ASIN) feed on blood by embedding their mouth parts into the roots of a horse’s hairs. These lice are about an eighth of an inch (1 to 2 mm) in length, with a large, broad abdomen behind a narrow, pointy thorax and head.
These lice feed on the horse’s dander, and they prefer to live in the finer hair on the head and neck as well as in the mane and on the flanks and croup, and at the base of the tail. The tiny, whitish, semi-transparent elongated ovals can be seen by the naked eye; however, they are easier to spot with the help of a hand-held magnifying glass or a light microscope.
Lice cannot jump or fly, and it wouldn’t be unusual for multiple generations of the insects to spend their entire lifetimes on one animal. In the right weather conditions, adult lice may be able to survive for two to three days on hard surfaces, and the nits can remain viable for about three weeks.
In general, ill horses and those whose immune systems are compromised by age, stress or other factors are more susceptible to a lice infestation. “Most horses have to be in a depleted state of health to be susceptible to lice,” says Brandi Holman, DVD, of Chuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Washington.
For example, a 2010 paper from North Carolina State University documents pedicurists in two research ponies. “These cases highlight the importance of recognizing the possibility of louse infestation even in healthy, well-cared-for animals,” the authors wrote.
Lice infestations can occur at any time of the year, but they are more common in the winter and spring, when equine coats are longer and thicker, and when blankets may hide the earliest signs of trouble. Lice make a horse intensely itchy, and the first sign of the problem is constant scratching and biting at the skin.
The rubbing is likely to quickly lead to hair loss (alopecia), usually appearing first on the areas where the lice occur: on the neck and head, around the base of the mane and tail, and along the flanks and sides. A severe enough infestation of sucking lice may rob the horse of enough blood to cause anemia, which will make him lethargic and depressed with pale mucous membranes.
The veterinarian can also suggest the treatment best suited for your horse and the particular species of lice and offer a plan for preventing the parasites from spreading. Substances that kill lice (pediculicides) come in a variety of forms, including sprays, pigeons, Bourbons, shampoos or powders.
You’ll need to reapply the products over several weeks to kill any additional lice as they hatch. She opted for this product, she explained, because it is applied and left on, so it stays in contact with the coat longer than shampoo.
If you’re dealing with sucking lice, another option is to administer a systemic ivermectin, such as an oral ivermectin paste reformer. This treatment approach is more effective against sucking lice because they ingest the pediculicide from the horse’s blood.
My veterinarian also stressed the importance of treating all four of the horses in my barn, even though the others showed no signs of lice. “Once there is an outbreak, all the horses should be treated regardless if they show clinical signs or not,” says Annette Petersen, DVD, of Michigan State University.
Nevertheless, my veterinarian did suggest stripping all of my stalls and cleaning off debris, such as hair and cobwebs, that had stuck to the walls. Again, I went all the way, and with her instructions, I prepared a disinfecting bleach solution and sprayed down the surfaces of all of my stalls plus the area where I groom.
I was extra careful to scrub places where my horses like to rub, both in their stalls and their favorite fence posts in the pasture. To speed things up, I purchased an inexpensive hand-pump weed-sprayer to apply the bleach solution, but an ordinary bucket and brush would work as well.
In fact, some newer washing machines now feature an extra-hot “sanitizing” cycle that will kill lice nits as well as disease-causing microorganisms. Strategies for preventing lice from getting established on your horse revolve around keeping him clean and healthy–and closely monitoring his coat and overall health.
But constant vigilance is the key to catching and treating lice as early as possible and preventing the parasites from spreading around your herd. Not only will deep brushing physically remove lice and nits, but the close monitoring of your horse’s coat will alert you to signs of the parasites as soon as they begin to appear.
Ideally, you’d have a separate set of brushes, rags and other grooming supplies for each horse in your care. Rolls of brightly colored electrical tape are one easy way to color-code and “tag” each horse’s gear so you can keep everything straight.
Blankets are generally washed after each season of use, but if your horse gets his especially messy, you might consider cleaning it as needed throughout the cold months. As you care for horses like these, keep a close eye on their coats for early signs of trouble.
Any new horse brought to your farm could potentially be carrying a number of parasites or contagious diseases. It’s always wise to keep the new arrival in a stall and turnout area separated at least eight to 10 feet from your current residents for two to three weeks to see if any signs of trouble will develop.
“The risk is pretty low unless the horse stalled there previously was loaded with lice,” says Holman. A number of skin ailments can develop unseen under heavy winter coats and blankets.
Even if you’re not riding regularly in the cold months, it’s still a good idea to bring your horse into a brightly lit area at least every few days for grooming and a close inspection of the condition of the coat. I live in a climate that tends to be cool and damp much of the year, so my horses had typically spent a good deal of time under blankets and sheets.
Since dealing with lice in my barn, I don’t blanket as much as I used to, and when I do I keep my horses’ coats clipped shorter than before. Almost daily now I part the hair on my horses’ manes and tails down to the skin, just to check for anything suspicious, and I use metal currycombs instead of the “jelly” style, so I can really get through their coats when I groom.