I am a sometime nervous novice mature rider, with a passion for ponies... I am owned by 9 of these beautiful creatures and we all live in Lincolnshire.... I live nine miles from the ponies who live on a farm just outside the city. I have babies... middlies and oldies in my herd...And with My OH And a young rider we keep them all going and a as healthy as possible living out 24/7 on a pig farm where I rent 10 acres from the farmer.
I have been on the forum for abut 6 years now and though it was time to start a diary about there lives and my efforts to become a better owner and rider.
So where am I at riding wise I am happiest in walk and trot.... and have started cantering though it is not pretty sight...I don't really have ambitions to jump though I will pop a small jump/log for a change...My two main riding ponies are Mz Eva Diva my 13.2 hh Black Fell Pony aged 15 years who I have had for 4 years now we do a bit of showing , hacking and hopefully from this year some pleasure rides on.... Then I have my lovely new Highland pony mare K Melody who is a 14.1hh 7 years old steel dapple grey who I have spent the autumn getting to know and who I plan doing some W/T dressage and pleasure rides on next year....
Jess my young rider schools and competes Lunan ( Lunesdale Eagle) our grey fell pony aged 9 and takes him out and about having fun showing, WHP and Hunter trails... Lunan loves his jumping even though he is very much a novice pony but in the 7 months Jess has been riding him they have done so well together.... Next year they will be out more competing WHP... including some county level shows hopefully... Jess is also taking on backing and schooling Kira and Stormy our two welsh Sec D's and she will be adding hopefully competing them to her string of rides We are very lucky to have her help with the ponies.
That's leaves my oldies Faye retired buckskin IDX......... Belle semi retired grey Highland Pony 14.1 hh and Sweep 9.2hh black Shetland pony ex show pony lead rein and now veteran show Shetland.........
And last but not least Mr Darcy our give me...... Sec A Lead rein pony.... We have some little children hoping to be riding him next y and taking him to the odd show ..
Well that my herd now for some piccies