Well today has been “interesting” in the extreme. It appears we are now viral. Get us!
The Brain Farts, as Jo calls them, are out in force and we have been accused of promoting over-breeding, photoshopping (I mean I am good in as much as I can erase a Twix wrapper from a photo of Scalloway Castle, but I am not THAT good!), leaving the jerseys on all the time for the ponies to wear, over-heating the ponies (they were not standing in that freezing weather!), etc.
I have also been asked a few times for the name of the person who made the jerseys so they can order some for their equines. Now this is not a good idea. Originally, when the idea was first mooted to us, Jo and I looked around our myriad of Shetland ponies to find the right pony for the job. Whiffy Chicken of Lerve (aka Fivla) and her friend Minnie (Vitamin) were our only choice. They are kind, gentle and very very quiet.
The rest would not have been quite so accommodating about having folk under their bellies doing buttons up. Heads would’ve been kicked in and we never thought to attempt it. I have put up some photos of Robert, Daisy and Jo putting the jerseys on the ponies. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME!
I know, I know the feet are extra cute but that is the way it is. Enough with the brain fartery.