Monday, April 13, 2015

New Pony

So, I bought a new pony last weekend.  Her name is Ginger.  She is adorable, looks like a little horse, not a pony.  She is 8 years old, can ride and drive, though needs a bit more work with the drive, I think.  She sat in a pasture the last 3 years and hasn't has anything done with her.  But she is sensitive, not pushy, and seems kind.  She likes kids.  She was a bit leery of me at first, but we are rapidly making friends.  Now hopefully she can make some horse friends too.  So far, everyone hates her.  Catlow is the only one that tolerates her, but still chases her to make sure she knows who the boss is.  Cody really hates her, but I think it's the hormones.  I haven't yet turned Chico out with her cuz I'm pretty sure he will chase her relentlessly for a while.  I want her to be comfortable here before I subject her to that.
First I turned Stormy out with her.  She was a bit freaked to be with the pony and not the herd.
But I got some fabulous pictures of her running!

Everyone got riled up and the fatty pregnant ladies ran too.  They look so awkward!  Cody is only 2 weeks out and I am so excited!!!!!!

Isn't she gorgeous?  A little horse!  She's not pushy like a lot of ponies I've met.  She's a bit more sensitive than she needs to be, but we'll work on it.  She has a lot of potential.  Oh, and she has never foundered from what I can tell of how her feet look.  

She even moves like a horse.  Big strides.
Catlow does chase her, but really not very aggressively.  Cody runs the poor pony in circles.  Which probably isn't good for a pregnant lady, so her and Chico are going to be in a different pasture for a while.

 I think Catlow is sick of being pregnant.  She often has this look on her face.  Only 5 more weeks for her!


Ranch Girl Diaries said...

She's cute! Great coloring and cute name! Will be fun to see if you drive her, do you think you will?

Anonymous said...

Adorable! She is a refined looking little one - should be fun!