Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Making Friends

With a gate between them, Freddy, Pascoe and Ryan are beginning to make friends.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Flying Freddy!

Freddy and his pal, Pascoe, finally arrived yesterday. Little did we know what the day had in store for us! Or that Freddy clearly has ambitions to become the next Red Rum

Their journey from the Pony Centre with Linzi was uneventful and they stepped calmly out of the trailer, Pascoe in the lead,

stood for a moment getting their bearings

and trotted off to inspect their new home

All was peace and quiet. Until they met their new field mates, that is.

Ryan and Lola thundered down the field towards them looking for all the world like a couple of knightless chargers from the Middle Ages.
Uh-oh, thought Freddy. I don't like the look of this. I'm off.

And 'off' he was; in one bound, straight over the hedge and into the lane.

Luckily the lane is narrow and a van coming one way and a car going the other gradually and gently boxed him in. Clearly deciding that getting up close and personal with these vehicles was not a good idea, Freddy promptly jumped back over the hedge into the field.

Pity we didn't get a photo!

Eventually they seemed to settle down and we went to grab a sandwich only to find, when we went back out again half an hour later, Freddy had taken exception to Ryan biting his bottom, and repeated his performance!
There was only one thing for it. We decided to put Freddy and Pascoe on their own in the next field where the hedges are higher and, hopefully, Freddy proof!

So far, so good. Time for some serious grazing to re-place all that energy!


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Freddy has his 'Op'

If Freddy's looking just a wee bit hangdog, it might be because he's had his 'op'. Actually he was extremely laid back about the whole process and came through it with no trouble at all.

But the good news is that, at last,  I've found a field
and I'm am going to FOSTER him!

Now that he's been gelded he will soon be able to leave the Pony Centre and come home to live with me where he will be sharing a field with a lovely Arab mare and a big hunky Appaloosa three or four times his size. What will he make of that, I wonder?

It just remains to find him an older Exmoor friend to come with him and keep him company and he'll be on his way.

Can't wait!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Au Revoir Kerrie

It's the end of February and we've said a sad goodbye to Kerrie who, reluctantly, has had to leave us due to family commitments.

She will certainly be missed by everyone at the Pony Centre, and by all the children she has worked with on grooming sessions and pony rides.

Our very best wishes, Kerrie, and our thanks for all your help over the past couple of years.
Let's hope it is just 'Au Revoir' and not a permanent goodbye.