We have added to the menagerie – with a beautiful little black Shetland pony called Marley.
We had been looking for a few months, and actually saw her advertised on Facebook. They were offering a trial period so I felt we couldn’t really lose out. And as soon as we saw her everyone fell in love. She has a very gentle nature and loves to be around people. She is only 11hh, but she will be perfect for the kids to learn to ride on, particularly Jaz and Danny.
Being so little, and knowing how careful you have to be to not let ponies get over fat, we just kept her in the cattle yards, with some hay for the first couple of days – also, so she could get used to us, and our farm. But she was very happy to be let out with the cows.
As you can see Archie is a bit big for her, so now we will probably start looking for a larger pony, that will be more suitable for him (and also large enough for me to ride – I’ve been getting very envious of the kids, and would really love to be riding also!!). But in the meantime, Marley is great and we are loving having her!