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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pony Playday!

Monday I got together with a couple of the girls and we had a pony playday... with actual PONIES.  It was so much fun!
I took Rootbeer over to Jo's and Wan brought her two minis.  Shann was supposed to come but her plumber showed up.
I didn't get a shot of Jo's minis, Mystic & Maverick, but here is the rest of the gang waiting for things to get underway:
Peppy, Pokey & Rootbeer

Another neighbour, Dave, drives & shows minis and was coming over to give us a bit of a clinic.  I had gotten a pony sized driving harness from my vet.  It doesn't quite fit well enough to actually hook a cart but Dave managed to size it down & rig it up enough to ground drive him.  After all that's all I had in line as a goal right now... then it soon became obvious that Rootbeer must have been driven sometime in his past!
Rootbeer & Dave

He stepped out like a pro, walking at a nice, steady forward walk.  No putsing around or dragging his feet.  He knows 'gee' and 'haw' and best of all he seemed to really enjoy himself.
Oh boy I bet Pie is going to be sooo happy when I tell him I want to buy some new harness that will actually fit to hook with and a cart ;)
That's a content pony :)

**please forgive the poor quality cell phone pics**

4 comments:

  1. Oh that's awesome!

    You'll have to start reading CutnJump's blog, Show In Style. She has a pony stallion that she has been training to drive competitively and she is really knowledgable about it. (Even if your just going to do it for fun.)

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  2. Too cute! You'll have to share more of your progress as you go along. What fun :)

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  3. Rootbeer has a job! Yay!

    Are you sure you don't need a spotty friesian pony too? She'd look so cute there with your herd!

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