Sunday, May 9, 2010
The life of an older school pony can be an uncertain one. Horses are expensive and when the 20 year old lesson horse can no longer take those big jumps without a chance of injury, and it's too much to do lesson after lesson, they find it hard to earn their keep.
Meet Serena. A star jumper at Ox Ridge Hunt Club for years, and then star teacher at Stoneyside Farm in Wilton after that. She is still a great pony to ride, but she deserves to be spoiled now, and she needs to be able to have a nice big stall to lay down in, and her very own paddock. She can still jump and I will give lessons on her once I have conditioned her a bit and she settles into her new surroundings... which she seems to have had no problem with. She and Tys have already bonded, maybe a little more than I would like.....
My friend Lola is going to share her with me, and a few other handpicked friends will learn how to ride, take care of, and love horses with her. We are going to give her all of the tender love and care this princess deserves.
How's that for sounding like a proud momma?
So, on behalf of Tim, Genevieve, Jack, Cheech, Ollie, Lola, Jan, Ronnie and Mila and myself- Welcome to Dark horse Farm, Serena.
Posted by Nancy at 4:25 AM