NUTMEG – dark bay Exmoor
This beautiful girl joined the trekking centre after her previous owner popped in to ask if we would be interested in a pony they had that was in a field and doing no work.
I agreed to give her a try and the first thing we did on her arrival was bath her and clip her as she was so hairy.
We started working Nutmeg very quickly and she settled immediately. She loves life in the herd and spends lots of time with her My Little Pony team friends.
She is quite lively and independent, yet is very safe, so she is great for confident children who want to ride outside.
Nutmeg is a firm favourite and is loved by all the children who ride her. She is always having pictures drawn of her!
She makes us laugh because she does love her sleep and if she gets tired of waiting to work she always lies down for a nap!
And we finish half term week with the last of our tiny team – the very lovable Mr Shrimp.
MR SHRIMP – Cremello Welsh Section A
My nickname for him is Prawn! – He is a Welsh Section A with the lovely cream colouring known as Cremello.
He is yet another of my herd found for me by my former yard manager and now instructor Lucy. He belonged to a good friend of hers in Nottingham and she had owned him since he was a foal.
She had broken him in herself and had shown him very successfully at a high level. But she had to part with him and asked Lucy if we might be looking for another member of our pony team.
The new indoor arena was about to open so we were keen to find another good pony for children’s lessons. I completely trust Lucy’s judgement so I was happy to take Mr Shrimp.
And I am very glad I did. He is absolutely adorable! He loves his little riders and always wants to be cuddled and snuggled.
Just like Nutmeg he loves to take a nap, but he lies totally flat and motionless and sometimes he scares us. I think playing dead is his little joke!