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Nightside 11-12-2012 05:31 PM

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!

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I know they need a lot of weight and TLC, but I can't wait to see them transform into happy, chunky ponies.

tlvmiller 11-12-2012 07:24 PM

They are both so cute I can not understand how people can do this to helpless animals

HorseLovinLady 11-12-2012 09:23 PM

They're so cute! Good luck with them.

Endiku 11-12-2012 09:34 PM

Poor babies, the mare is a skeleton. I'm so glad that you took them in.

Nightside 11-13-2012 11:10 AM

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!
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flytobecat 11-13-2012 11:25 AM

Glad they found a good home.
How about Belle and Bogie?

autumnheart 11-13-2012 12:19 PM

They are very cute.

Nightside 11-13-2012 05:36 PM

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!
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BarrelracingArabian 11-13-2012 05:41 PM

Peter and piper :) hah cute ponies
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Nightside 11-14-2012 08:42 AM

I like Piper! :) My husband suggested Raven and Crow so I'm thinking about that now, too.
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