Thursday, July 14, 2011

Introducing... Smudge, our new Connemara Pony


We looked high and low in the state of Virginia and finally found our pony at the top of a mountain!  I can't describe the beauty and had NO time to really photograph what we were driving by as we were on a mission to see a number of horses and ride them in 90+ heat.  It was a lot of driving and tiring, but rewarding in the end.  I will be posting my future horse stuff on my "Just Horses" blog in the future.

I am back in North Carolina and will pick Smudge up the beginning of August.  I have a lot of house work and "chores" to do in the next few days, but hope to be "back in the saddle" in blog land soon.  Hope you are all having a wonderful summer.

So, this is a teaser... come back tomorrow to see the unveiling (here or at my "Just Horses" blog!


The first photo below is for "Perceptive Perspectives" - theme "Your Choice".  This gorgeous stallion below is a Gypsy Vanner (or Gypsy Cob).  I ran into him in the Appalachian Mountains and HAD to photograph this handsome horse.  These grand horses were bred in Romani to pull wagons (vardos).  They are a recently recognized breed.  The first registered horses were imported to North America in 1996.   


7 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh, congratulations! those are great shots. hurray for your girls!

missing moments said...

Woot woot! New family member! Love the photos!

Rosie said...

How wonderful and exciting! Congratulations! And I love your shots - teasers indeed! :-)

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots! I can't wait to see more.

James said...

That's so cool! I love these photos!

Carol Blackburn said...

That's one big pony, Margaret. :)
Great shots.

Ginnie said...

CONGRATULATIONS. I know you have got to be thrilled with your treasure-find. Enjoy her to the hilt, as I know you all will.