Sunday, May 9, 2010

Our new baby.











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.
Welcome home.

9 comments:

kate spain said...

Awwww, Serena is soooo lucky! Your pics of her and Tys are great...i'm a sucker for a nice oval vignette. So fun to see you at Jen's y'day. xok

Jennifer said...

OMG how fun is this?????????? wow Serena ans Tys together without a fence where was I??? maybe I was out to lunch???? I get a kick out of a 23 or was it 24 year old teenager!!!

kate spain said...

..forgot to say...Happy Mother's Day to you!

Simone Howell said...

What a lovely post. You are so special to take her in and give her the life she deserves. Amazing. Happy mothers day beautiful lady!
xo

Christine said...

That is so wonderful! She is beautiful!

Martha D. Anderson said...

I adopted a pony named Tally Ho from a well known hunter barn on the Cape. She had bowed tendons ,was old, 26, we spent 10 incredible years together. She was the wisest,sweetest girl you could ever meet.I pray you and Serena have that special time together. It is magical being with an elder.

The Adventures of Lola Stam said...

hi nancy
it was so great meeting serena on sunday and spending time with you.

i really love her!
lola

SEO Los Angeles said...

She is so adorable.
She's priceless....
The photos are fantastic too.

Katie said...

Congratulations! Serena is beautiful! I'm up at my parent's place this weekend your lovely niece is up visiting too. I hear she's going to take some riding lessons from you. I'm so excited!!