I haz a Pony!

This post has been a long time coming :)

You will see item 1 on my Wishlist is a pony! Well, I have one.

Ok, not *exactly* … I am quarter baiting a pony 2.1km from my house :) For those who don’t know the term quarter/half/full baiting… it basically means “renting” … I pay a quarter of the horse’s monthly stabling fee, a contribution to her food and her standard medical bills (dentist, vaccinations, hoof trimming etc). Should she fall ill, I will be partly responsible for those bills too. On the plus side… I am given first choice to ride her at any shows, outrides etc. I am VERY VERY fortunate, in that no one else rides her, and the lady who actually owns her seems to like me and has offered that I may ride her as often as I like!! :D I really am very lucky!


Anyway – onto the pony… Yes, she actually *IS* a pony, and not a horse… she classes as a pony by about 1cm or so! LOL!!

She is a chestnut Boerperd, with 4 long white stockings and an enormous white blaze. Her full name is Twist & Shout, or Twister for short. I have been riding her since the beginning of March 2011, and i am absolutely 100% head over heels in love with her!


I’ve done one show with her so far, and there is another one coming up in June… Spending time with her and riding her is my happy place. When I started with her, she was pretty crazy – not having been ridden for a few years, and in just a few weeks she calmed down. We really have an awesome relationship going on and i just love her to pieces! <3


We had a photoshoot at the stables a few weeks ago, by WolfWorx Photography, and here are a few of my very favourite shots he captured:



Isn’t she lovely!? I think she is just perfect!! :)

PS I haven;t ticked a pony off my wishlist yet, as one day I hope to totally and completely own my very own pony :) but for now, Twister is absolutely everything i could have asked for, and a little bit more :D


Comments (5)

SharonMay 16th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

These photos are gorgeous and clearly Twister is besotted with you too. So glad you are having some of your dreams come true! :D

AngelMay 16th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I think its awesome and I am more than a little jealous!

cat@juggling actMay 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Oh she is a beauty and I can so understand how you can be totally besotted with her. And I am jealous – wish I had the time to do this again. And the photos are just beautiful

Jeanette VersterMay 16th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Very cool!! Twister is gorgeous :)
My sister would love an arrangement like that

alidaonlineMay 17th, 2011 at 9:27 am

Oh that 2nd from last pic is just gorgeous!

I think it’s so cute that she really is a pony :)

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