Also took this video yesterday of our boys. Warrior, Neo, Yum-Yum & Magic. All looking pretty sorry for themselves standing by the gate as the girls were eating their hay. They like to stand there as the girls all come down to say hello. But due to all the rain we've had, the earth is really poached around the gate and it is thick mud. They do eventually get fed up standing there and go off into the fields. We eventually want to put a concrete skirt either side of the gates so that the ponies don't stand knee deep in mud.
I brought Magic & Neo from our friends Karen & Lisa at the Lisawelon Stud. I saw an advert for Magic in the local paper and went over to visit Karen's stable's. I only went to look! Famous last words... Fell in love with Magic and then noticed Neo in the Stable next door and asked Karen if he was for sale as well. (Well its not fair to have one Shetland on their own. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Also looked at all their other ponies and fell for quite a few of them. So instead of one pony brought two. A few weeks later had a phone call from Karen to say that a friend of hers was selling a filly Shetland and would we be interested. So off we went to Aberdare to see Katie and promptly brought her. We now have 13 girls and 6 boys, 2 of which are fully registered Stallions.
Hopefully Warrior and Neo will have their Voluntary Vet Assessment this year and pass to become Registered Stallions. I'm really unsure what to do about Yum-Yum whether to continue to run him on or sell him. I brought him cause I felt sorry for him and he was totally terrified when I brought him, literally off the back of a lorry. He wouldn't let you get anywhere near him, but time and patience has paid off as he will come up for a stroke now. Warrior came from my cousin Micky & Bev's, Artsplace stud, he is the most loving pony you could ever wish to meet and quite a little character, loves being kissed on the nose.