After the boredom of trying on their winter rugs, I let the Minions run round the school for fun and to stretch their legs.
They love playing liberty ponies and we do this whenever they are in the school.
I popped a pole down to see what would happen.
I often seen the Minions jumping the ditches when they are playing in their field so I know they like jumping.
Look at Tiddles’ earnest little face (Storm went round!)
They jumped the pole a couple of times with huge enthusiasm.
They preferred this rein and jumped as if the pole was a jump from a Puissance Class at HOYS – a competition where the fences are raised for each round. The current indoor record is for 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in) so the Minions have a little way to go.
Dear little boys.
And then I made a little jump – just one bucket high. Nothing huge.
Of course, I let them walk the course.
It is very important when show-jumping because they need to work out the striding to the jump. Usually it is the rider who does this.
And then off they went….
….. until they all, to a pony, worked out they could go round without much effort!
Typical little Shetland ponies – always finding the easiest way round.
Still, they had the best fun and it was wonderful to watch.
My flying Minions. The little pocket rockets.
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