Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I got one! When I first had my son I had decided that I should get him a little mini pony, not to ride, just to get used to horses. Well I found this ad in the newspaper that said " Very friendly, loving pony, adores kids!" So me, my husband, and my baby loaded up into the truck. We pulled up into the yard and there were all sorts of animals everywhere, and their feces! Yuck! Anyways the owner said, "He's in the barn he can be a little hard to catch!" Now, I'm thinking did the ad not say "friendly?" My hubby stays on the yard side of then fence while I jump over to get into the barn. I walk into the barn and the pony lunges at me with teeth barred and ears flat! Evil little pony! He was nowhere near "Friendly or loving!" The reason she said that is because once caught the only person that could touch the horse was her 11 yr old daughter! Anyways she has a 3 month old filly as well that I thought I would take a look at. We walked out to the pen (chicken wire) where the horses are and she shook a bucket of oats. Everyone excpet the filly came up so we walked into the small pen and found the filly dead behind the pile of scrap wood piled in the pen. She had been dead for awhile. The owner said "I saw her two weeks ago and she was fine!"
It was the middle of winter, the pen was very small with lots of horses, no shelter, and the filly had already decaded half way. It was insane!