This is OYY HummingBird - a 12.1 hand pony mare who is so smart -- I just love her ! She gets a lot of that natural intelligence from her dad and mom.. both of them ride and drive. Her first time pulling the cart.. what an adorable pony.
Here's a photo of Dad (Chip.. aka the Big Man) from late fall 2009... he was instrumental in getting me back in the cart with joy and confidence. As you know from a recent post about our logging hours - this man will pull anything.
And OYY Niue also -- with her steady patience.. has helped me back to my love -- I have been trotting up a storm all over the countryside with this sweetheart -- you may remember the sleighing post featuring this mare- she's another who loves to pull and her joy is so infectious :) She could teach anyone to love driving !
From this past week - OYY Fiona.. one of my best loved mares sired by Chip. She pulled the cart once or twice a few years back. This is her first time back between the shafts and she did great..but she was born to drive, again with her genes. She's wearing her Mom's harness - which she shares with her maternal sister.
We stopped and chatted with a neighbor or two while we were out and about.
HummingBird showing off some of her very beginner turns -- what a good girl ! She went down the road - what a delight.
And here's handsome Beowulf.. down the road - doing this and that. He'll be pulling in no time.
I hope I did not frighten anyone with my stories.. because there are more good times than bad with driving. When you have a good horse in harness you will LOVE it ! So try logging some of your RAC hours behind the horse as opposed on top for a change of scenery :)