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post #1 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Meet my Rescue Pony "Poco"

Hi All, Meet Poco our rescue pony - this pony was bought from a horse sale, by a person who wanted to "rescue" a horse/pony. Unfortunately after 4 weeks she found that a 10 month old colt without pony proof fencing was a bit of a nightmare. So this is when I came in and decided to take him in and give him a home. I was looking for a suitable companion for my boy and a project for me and Poco fits the bill on both accounts. My horse adores him and I am excited to start work with him. He will be gelded in the Spring (currently a very wet winter here in Aus) and he has a home for life, he has a fantastic temperament and is very bold and curious. The following photos are of him within 1/2 of him being home (he looks terrible, but still very cute) - tomorrow we will be doing a full makeover as I don't think he has ever been groomed - worming, feet will be done on Monday (he needs corrective trimming) and slowly intoducing hard feed as he is very thin. He is a Shetland and is registered with 2 associations. I do have a question for all the colour gurus here - he is a buckskin, but his undercoat is grey and his skin is pink, which I have not seen before - so is he a silver buckskin??? Or will he grey out?? So thank you for taking a look at Poco - I will update photos as he gains weight and matures - We just love him..
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 06:55 AM
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Aww! He's so tiny and cute! I just love the little ones!

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He's adorable!

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys - he is pretty cute and I am sure he will look better after a good trim and groom tomorrow.

PS.. just noticed a few missing words in my essay - whoops!!
"The following photos are of him within 1/2 of him being home"
Should have been...
The Following photos are of him within 1/2 an hour of him being home...
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 10:10 AM
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Can't wait to see him after his makeover, but man he is adorable.

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 10:31 AM
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He's so cute! He looks like a very sweet and kind little guy. New pictures soon please! X

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 12:25 PM
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He's so adorable! I can't wait for pics after his makeover!
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 03:04 PM
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awk bless his wee heart, rescue ponies for the win
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 03:18 PM
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What a little cutie!
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-17-2011, 04:46 PM
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He is adorable!!! I think Im in love ...would love to see some pics of him after you groom him
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