Thursday, June 12, 2008

Let Us Not Forget the Little Guys






10 comments:

onthebit said...

I want a min horse SOOOOOOOOOO BAD! I try and talk every barn owner I board with into letting me get one. So far no one will let me. Not that I could afford one anyway at this time but I really want a mini that I can teach to carriage drive someday!

fvclassic said...

they are all awesome creatures of G-d... thanx for sharing with the horsey folk

gp in montana

Heidi the Hick said...

I looove this!!!

I grew up with Shetlands, (actually shetland- hackney cross). My old pony was a cart pony, my young one was my riding pony. My world revolved around them!

A friend of mine breeds the most gorgeous little mini horses. They are so tempting. I have to keep telling myself that I don't need a third horse, even if he's tiny!

...although I think this summer I'm going to start harness training my 14 h mare...

Pony Girl said...

Lots of us got started with the little guys! ;)

Twinville said...

What cuties! My daughter would love one to care for.
She is a little fearful of our big horse, but I can she how drawn she is to those sweet minis.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

Flying Lily said...

Those pictures of the children petting them so gently are really cute! You can feel the wonder in their hearts.

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are beautiful animals with minds of big horses, but trapped in little bodies. Sometimes it is a shame when they dry to do too much.

Nice photographs.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I soooo need to get a harness and cart for Megan's mini/Shetland cross. He doesn't have a job anymore now that Megan is too big to ride him and we can't turn him out to pasture because he founders. A job pulling a little cart around would be perfect for him.

These little guys are so handsome in their harnesses.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

A day doesn't go by when I don't think about all the years of my life that I could have been working with horses, but didn't because my parents' support was limited to riding at summer camps and stables. I would have loved to have a family that was ranching oriented and put me on my first pony when I was knee-high. As I get older, I develop more aches, pains, and less flexibility, and I wonder how much longer I will be able to keep it up. Some people move on to carriage driving when they can no longer ride. Life is so short. That little girl in the picture could be our next President in the blink of an eye.

sue said...

I Love my mini!!! She is everything that you have all said, she is sweet, wonderful, smart and even though small.. she is all HORSE!!! which is one thing people need to be reminded of...they are NOT big dogs!!! I never thought I would own one, she sort of "came into my life" but I will definately have them from now on and when we are settled, there will be another...... best wishes....