A kind neighbour dropped over a (free) Shetland pony for the children this morning.
There was a lot of excitement. He has been named 'Ginger' and will be mostly stabled. He is rather fat and has poor feet and would be prone to laminitis, so he wouldn't be getting much grass.
I will tether him out to graze for a few hours each day until we set up a small moveable electric fence for him.
Otherwise he will be given dry hay. I will tidy him up tomorrow with a groom and hair cut.
I hope to bring my son (5) with me next week to compete on newcomers classes while i compete in the adult classes.
These are a show jumping class for children. The height of the jumps is just one pole sitting on the ground and mam/ dad get to lead the pony and child through the course. It is a nice way to introduce show jumping to children in a fun and safe way.
I hope it is a sport that we can enjoy together :-)