Monday, March 2, 2009
New Pony in Hollow
There's a new kid on the block, so to speak! Lacy has a new friend but they aren't buddies just yet. Princess the pony is now with Lacy for a companion but they didn't hit it off right at first. Princess came from a place with a lot of other horses, ponies and a donkey (good, she won't freak out when she gets to meet Pokey!) The people that had her before never put her in the barn and she didn't even have a run in shed to get into. She looks a little rough right now, she was a show pony at one time.
Last Friday when Kim and I went to get her it poured the rain for half an hour before we got her into the trailer. These pictures were taken when we got her home so he is a little ratty looking. She will look lots better this summer when the rough coat of winter hair comes off and all the good food gets in her; and she is wormed.
She wasn't too interested in Lacy at first; yes, there was lots of squealing and snorting going on. A kick or two but nothing major; she spent most of her first hour looking the fence over and hunting for her buddies she left behind.
How hard that must be for a horse, dog or other animal to be taken away from the place they know and their friends. Get onto a trailer, then back off into strange surroundings and a strange horse to deal with. It's almost heartbreaking to think of how we would feel in the same circumstance; she will have a good home at Kim's and be well taken care of. Good food, dry warm shelter and another friend to play with; and will get to meet Gilly and Pokey in time but still, it's kinda sad.
Kim's boxer Sophie had to run and play with her, although she didn't pay much attention to her. Sophie is a clown and always has to play with Gilly and Pokey when they come down. She will chase the horses for awhile then they will chase her; till all of them are worn out. The pony will learn this too.
All the running and chasing around finally came to a halt, with the pony still trying to figure out just where she was. Sophie on the other side with her tongue hanging out.
I talked to Kim today and she said that the two are doing much better together. But they aren't good enough friends just yet to eat their hay together and Princess is now named May-Belle but that could change too! Kim hasn't decided for sure on her new name; she doesn't know the name Princess so a new name is in store. Any suggestions on a name and I will pass it on to Kim???