April 25, 2014

Blog Hop: Appreciating What You Have

L. over at Viva Carlos came up with yet another great blog hop, so here you are.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the Pros of our current ponies, whether you own them or just ride them in lessons.

-She is incredibly smart, so new concepts are never a challenge for her.  It is just a matter of using that smartness for good and not evil...
-She has never had a lame day in her life
-Her feet are rock solid, so she doesn't require shoes
-Her bite/teeth are spot on
-She is a very easy keeper
-She isn't picky about food and actually loves getting wormer and SandClear
-She is extremely independent, so no buddy sourness here
-She is loaded with personality and is quite the goof
-She is very bold to new objects and has no issues going through water, crossing bridges, tarps, etc.
-While she is short (slightly below 14.1hh), her stockiness keeps my 5'8.5" self from looking too tall on her
-She is unbelievably cute!

April 6, 2014

Return of Jethro the MINIon

For those of you who don't know, Jethro was born in late January 2014, so he will not actually be coming to our barn until late May since he needs to be with his mom.

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Jethro the day we met him, he was only a month old in this picture
Luckily, he is still the exact same as when I left him, just bigger and less of an awkward baby!  It is so neat watching him grow.

I brushed him and practiced picking up his hooves, and he stood nicely for both. His main issue is that he isn't keen on selfies; I kept trying to take some, but he would turn his head away or back up whenever I tried. Selfie shy I suppose? Whatever, Jethro, be that way.

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Fail attempt at a conformation photo

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He has eyes, folks, no worries!

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Sweet little Jethro!
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Hey there, little man!
In other Jethro news, his little facility is being constructed!  We are over halfway done now, just waiting on a guy to put up the fence.  I will be sure to write a blog post of it for you all.