Sunday, February 24, 2013

My little pony....

Saturday we went over to Millennium Quarter Horses so Katzya could take her riding lesson.  When we got there, Tammy (the owner) showed me a little pony she had for sale.  I tell you it was the cutest damn thing I had ever seen!  I was talking to the pony while he was in his stall, and asked Tammy if I could get him out and take him for a walk.  I am not big on riding horses because I am just old enough to be a little afraid of them, and they sense it.  I do love to brush them, feed them, and clean stalls though.  I just find it comforting to be around horses, I don't have to ride them to enjoy them.  With that being said, I do sort of like to ride.

Well, as I was talking to the pony, Tammy says: "You should ride him!  He is real fun!"  I sort of looked at Tammy like she had two heads, and had to explain to her that I weight 220 pounds!  (Normally, I would never admit this, however I felt I had to come clean this time because this little pony's life depended on it!)  In my head, all I could picture was me on this little pony's back, and him laying splay legged on the ground, collapsed from my body weight.  Certainly, she could not be serious about me riding this pony?!  

Oh, Tammy was serious all right!  She got the little pony out, saddled him up for me and I wasn't afraid to ride him one bit!  He was so short (and I trust Tammy would never put me on a horse that would kill me...), that my fears were no more.  I figured if this little pony threw me off then I wouldn't have very far to fall!  I was surprised by how fast he was, and it was a blast.  

Below is me and Cheez-It the pony posing for our victory photo.  Neither me or the pony died during the ride, and I am impressed by how strong and sturdy these little guys are.  This little pony acted like it was not big deal to tote me around the arena.  He made it look effortless, and he was fast!  

I tell you if I could own another horse right now, there is no doubt in my mind I would finally buy myself the pony I had always dreamt about having as a child.  I think Cheez-It and I look pretty good together!

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  1. Ponies are awesome! And very strong. I couldn't ride my little Cody Pony because he's only 34 inches tall and I think my legs might drag! haha... but he can pull a log and a cart and such, he's a tough little dude. Shetland ponies are the strongest pound for pound in the equine world. Cheez-it is a tough little dude too!

    1. If I didn't have to board my horse, I would have purchased him on the spot! (I think the neighbors would draw the line at a pony in the city...) He was so sturdy, and I had the best time ever. He had one speed, fast! :)

  2. What a great little pony! We had horses when I was a kid and I miss them. I started with a pony I named Lady (after Lady and the Tramp)and later had a quarter horse/work horse mix named Prince...he was huge :)

    I think it's great you went for a ride! Found you on Clever Chicks and would love to have you join The HomeAcre Hop on Thursdays at:

  3. Your post brings back so many memories...I learned to ride on a pony named who was a lot like Cheez-it. You look like you're having a blast up there, I'm glad you finally got to ride!

  4. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

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  5. This is a great story - you overcame your fear and had a blast!
    I am only 25 lbs less than you are. When I was invited to ride, I was pretty shocked that some of my friends (one is nearly 6' tall) ride little horses called "Islandics"... trained for dressage (where they walk on a diagonal)! So I did it- and yes, looked funny doing it, but those little things really are stronger than they appear.
    Next horse I'm hoping to get a wide, sturdy, small horse like a Haflinger (pretty -chestnut with thick flaxen mane and tail.) Good for riding, harness, and for all kinds of work.
    Anyway, I hope you get your horse or pony!

  6. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing at the Farm Girl Blog Fest!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

  7. Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow for a special hop and a giveaway announcement! :)