I went to see a friend yesterday. She owns Gue Stud and breeds Shetland ponies. We were visiting the mares and foals so prepare yourself for the photos (you know me!)
We stood in the field, my friend shouted and as if by magic they appeared. Perfect.
(I may have to sneak these home with me, I doubt anyone will notice.)
We had a wonderful time. The ponies were very tame. I had a few nose kisses from mares and foals and felt very happy surrounded by little enquiring minds.
These two were enchanting.
Apparently, they are the best of friends.
There is something very special about a herd of miniature Shetland ponies.
And then suddenly someone said let’s gallop.
So the whole lot set off and had a mad half hour around the field. I have no idea why but it was excellent to watch.
We all just stood there while every Shetland pony galloped flat out circling us.
The secret is not to move. No pony will ever run into you if you stand still – they just work around you.
I could’ve watched them all day and now I wish I had taken even more photos!
Eventually, the ponies stopped for a few minutes to huff and puff and then regroup.
And then they set off again at full speed.
It was spectacular. I won’ forget this afternoon.
We were at Gue Stud – home of some lovely miniature Shetland ponies. I thoroughly recommend. It was very obvious they are much loved, well bred and run very, very fast! I could watch them all day. It was like being amongst a miniature herd of wild Mustangs stopping for the occasional nose kissey!