Meet The Ponies - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 687
• Horses: 0
Meet The Ponies

I've only had these guys for 4 days so please excuse their appearance and the makeshift pen! They were pulled from a herd of 150, the mare may be pregnant, and both have been left untouched for an unknown amount of time, the previous owners couldn't even say how old they are, or really anything else, aside from the fact that they are Shetlands and unrelated. I love the coloring on the boy, and he has a roan patch so might even be homozygous.

So, I've been working with them for an hour or two every day since I've had them and they've gotten to the point where I can pet the mare (mostly white pony) along her neck and butt, and the colt I can pet for about 2 seconds before he backs off. All in all they are gentle ponies, and I'm not in a huge rush to get them desensitized and worked with.

They do still need names so I'm open to suggestions!

I know they need a lot of weight and TLC, but I can't wait to see them transform into happy, chunky ponies.
Nightside is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: maryland
Posts: 74
• Horses: 0
They are both so cute I can not understand how people can do this to helpless animals
tlvmiller is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alabama
Posts: 4,495
• Horses: 0
They're so cute! Good luck with them.

Being horseless is the pits!!
HorseLovinLady is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Teen Forum Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 7,157
• Horses: 2
Poor babies, the mare is a skeleton. I'm so glad that you took them in.

Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Endiku is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 687
• Horses: 0
The poor things will tear up the grass and eat the roots so I think they've been hungry a while. It can be hard to be patient with them, I just want to love all over them and get the burrs out of their manes and get them on the road to recovery so we can start the training. The little mare raised a hoof at me to kick so I had to explode on her, so they aren't so sure about me at the moment. Pony or not, nobody kicks!
Posted via Mobile Device
Endiku likes this.
Nightside is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Valley of the Sun
Posts: 2,954
• Horses: 3
Glad they found a good home.
How about Belle and Bogie?
Endiku likes this.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
flytobecat is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 11:19 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 334
• Horses: 0
They are very cute.
autumnheart is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 687
• Horses: 0
I like Belle! I'll put it on the list. I'm just not feeling at all creative with names! And thanks for all the compliments!
Posted via Mobile Device
Nightside is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 11-13-2012, 04:41 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: abilene,tx
Posts: 4,229
• Horses: 4
Peter and piper :) hah cute ponies
Posted via Mobile Device
flytobecat likes this.
BarrelracingArabian is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 11-14-2012, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 687
• Horses: 0
I like Piper! :) My husband suggested Raven and Crow so I'm thinking about that now, too.
Posted via Mobile Device
flytobecat likes this.
Nightside is offline  

mare , pony , rescued , shetland

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello. I am New(: Meet me and my Ponies<3 Tia And Pretty Meet the Community 12 06-17-2012 10:37 PM
*Ponies* Jackson Creek Farms Horse Breeds 17 10-23-2009 01:25 PM
some of the ponies rockydq Horse Pictures 4 08-04-2008 04:11 PM
Ponies and GR FGRanch Horse Pictures 17 08-04-2008 01:05 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome