Thursday, 11 February 2010

Furry, Fluffy, Fat Ponies

Today I thought I'd show you some photos of the Shetland pony herd which lives in a field near us.
They may look all sweet & cuddly but they can be quite a handful as they are half wild & will mob you for a carrot...but they do look cute!






13 comments:

  1. They are so lovely...but I don't think I would want to get too close!
    ;-)

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  2. The wildlife Trusts around here use Exmoor ponies for grazing on conservation areas, and boy! do they have some vicious fights!

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  3. They look so lovely!!! Best keep your distance though - eh!!
    xxxx

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  4. oh my god i could just DIE! i'm the idiot that would go walking straight into the herd to give one a hug. and probably get trampled. ha.

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  5. We used to have a cuddy looking shetland - it was a fiend in equine form - although we were very fond of her. Give me a gentle shire anyday!

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  6. I'm a bit nervous when they are a lot together like that...and you wouldn't catch me walking through a field of cows,much to Mr Boo's annoyance when we're out on a walk and we have to take a 3 mile detour!

    Bellaboo :)

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  7. They sure do look cute. I am cautious around anything bigger than a house cat. :-) Do they like carrots? Maybe I would make friends slowly.

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  8. I used to ride a shetland pony as a child, it was one hell of a ride! I remember being on the floor a few times. They are very gutsy animals.

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  9. They almost look like MLP's come to life -sort of the Ewok verison. It never occurred to me there could be half-wild Shetland ponies.

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  10. What great pictures, they are beautiful creatures though. Julie.C

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  11. gorgeous! i see alot of the dartmoor ponies and horses and they are wonderful animals- such a lovely post ;0)xxxx

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  12. So cute, I could pop one in my handbag :)
    Twiggy x

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  13. I know what you mean about being wary. I nearly got trampled by bullocks once. Lovely to go nature visiting through you. Helen (www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com)

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