Meet the Ponies
Our herd of horses and ponies are our pets, they live with us at home and really belong to our children. They go for nice walks, they come into the garden, and sometimes even into the house (if we don't tell Daddy). They have been Pony Club ponies and attended local shows with us and our friends. At home they live together with our other animals and are happiest when they are all together as a herd.
Not all of them are suitable for the pony parties, so we only list here the ones that are likely to visit you.
Honey Bee is one of the most loved party ponies. She is cheeky, safe with little ones on the lead rein, and fearless. Her favourite thing is going out for a walk. She is forward going, but safe with it and jolly. We call her Whizzy Honey Bee at home. She goes to Pony Club with our children and her second favourite thing is jumping. She is 10hh and a strawberry roan Shetland X Dartmoor pony. She is 14 years old.
Peter Peanut is a 9hh palomino Shetland pony. He is 18 years old. He is wide-eyed, very pretty and extremely quiet to handle by small children. He is the most vocal of all the ponies and regularly winnies and chats whenever we approach him. Although nearly the smallest, he reigns as KING of the herd, rarely exercising his authority, but steps in when required. He has all the other ponies' respect and adoration
Bambi is our 11.3hh New Forest X Pony. She is probably the most affectionate pony we have ever had. Whatever we are doing in the garden or field, she wants to be with us. She trots down the field whenever she sees us and literally tries to climb the five bar gate, one bar at a time to reach us. This pony loves nothing more than being near humans, watching humans, being held by humans, brushed by children, brushed by humans, going for walks, coming into the house, loading herself onto the horse box if we are cleaning it out or putting things away. We have never quite had a pony like it. She is 22 years old.
Thimble is our tiniest pony at just 31" high. She came to us on long term loan as she 'preferred people to horses", which she certainly does! She's obviously been treated very kindly as she adores human company, especially children. There's nothing she loves more than being gently stroked and brushed by tiny hands. She went 'viral' earlier this year, after we uploaded a video of her playing with our labrador puppy running in and out of the garden on a frosty day. You can see the link below. The video was receiving comments of delight from Florida and Iceland!
Angel is our cheeky skewbald miniature Shetland pony. She is a retired brood mare and is 26 years old. She is 32" high and is not suitable for riding as she is prone to suddenly changing to her own agenda... We love her nevertheless and although the smallest of the herd, she has the largest character and it is often her who instigates the herd play time!
Pigwigs was our oldest and dearest pony. She was very sadly put to sleep on 22nd March 2016. She was 27 years old and we had cared for her for 19 years. She had been all through the pony club with our children and once jumped a 3' fence! There is a big hole in our hearts where she once was. RIP little Pigwigs.