Friday, November 17, 2017

 
Well, when the Pony Party business begins to get busy and you begin booking riding lessons and you only have one small pony available to teach on and use, you purchase another pony...
 
Meet Maisy (originally Daisy, but renamed Maisy due to having a cat and dog already named Daisy.)
 
Maisy is between 10-12 years old, 13.3 hand pony cross. I think she is a bit gaited.
 
 



 












Just had to trim that forelock:




Nice bangs!!

 
Second ride:
 



She is a bit anxious under saddle, but I think she will be fine with some time to adjust to her new home.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

So, Scout made it from Lida's amazing farm to my parents' place lovely in Pike Road, and finally back to our little place recently, so the happy trio is back together. Except, well, maybe not so happy....
Scout decided to lay claim to miss Filly, so he tried to run sweet little Tonto off one of the terraces to make a point the other day.
 
Now Scout and Filly are living in their own paddock, with their 2 14x14 stalls and little Tonto (the angel pony) resides in his new digs (thank you, honey).  They were all ready for Hurricane Irma to arrive.
 
Filly and Scout:
 


Tonto hiding behind the oak tree fro protection from mean old Scout:


Tonto's new run-in on the back side of the barn:


The meanies:


New run-in before stall mat and shavings were added:
In case you were wondering, it measures 8 ft wide by 12 ft long. Tonto is a whopping 11.2 hands, so it fits him perfectly.




Sweet little Tonto:


Yes, we used the partially covered chains from the old swing-set to up-cycle into a temporary stall guard:



Scout loves to put his front feet on the concrete. I guess it makes him feel taller:


Tonto peaking into the barn. (Brian's brilliant idea to cut a doorway into the main barn like this...)



Lucy approves of Tonto's new run-in:


Chloe checking out Tonto's new room:


Hurricane Irma-ready run-in stall with rubber stall mat and shavings (yay!!!)



We lucked out with Hurricane Irma. She decided to give us a break and headed east. We had some minor wind and much needed rain. I'll post more photos of our barn all shut up and prepared for the big Irma! :)
Until then....Happy Riding!!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Spa Day with Jack and Scout in Pike Road


Ok, so our schedules have just been insane the last few months, so I haven't had much spare time to spend with the ponies lately. Scout has been living with my precious friend Lida for over a year. He left our place and headed to her place on May 22, 2016. She has taken a fabulous position with her company in HOT-lanta, so she needed to send him back home.
 
Scout arrived in Pike Road to spend some time with Jack on July 22, 2017.
 
Scout was gorgeous when he arrived at my parents' house. I am so mad that I didn't take one photo of him. He looked like a little show pony, he was so gorgeous after being in Lida's care for over a year.
 
These photos were taken the third time I have seen him since he arrived in Pike Road. He still looks good, but not NEARLY as good as he did when he first arrived!
 
After my daughter and I helped Grandma make home-made pasta sauce, we had a brief spa day to hose them, pick feet and fly spray them. Here are some photos of the 2 handsome boys:
 
Scout sporting "Thelwell Pony" bangs so he can see out:
 
"Gee, thanks, Mom."
 
 
Jack is in the background making fun of Scout's new haircut...
 



The pretty pose you get when the pony spots a cow:



 One last shot before the camera batteries died:
 

And bless Jack - he was bored to death as he patiently waited for me to finish
doting over little Scout pony:


Jack perked up a bit when he saw I had carrots:

 
 
 
Yes, Jack is rather "healthy" these days... he lives in a lot with minimal grass, but gets fat on air.
 

"This is so boooooorrrrrriiiiinnnnggggggg!!!"



 "I AM SMILING:"

 
"Is this better?"

 
"I give UP!"
 




"Is that another carrot?"



 "Ok, I'll smile for a carrot..."
 


Oh, sweet Jack. I can't wait to start riding you and Scout on a regular basis!!!
One day...one day...
 
Until next time...
Happy Riding!