Saturday, July 16, 2016

Welcome Jimmy!

I seem to recall myself saying, "No more equines!"



Baaaaahahahahahhahahaha Oh I slay myself!
Meet Jimmy the Shetland pony. He is 15 years old and badly needed a forever home. So he's come to live here, even though it means we have to build another damn box stall before winter.

He is super cute, and rides and drives. He came with a saddle and cart. May be a bit rusty at it, but we will tune him up and get him going in the new sand ring that's nearly finished!


(Before the sand was added over the gravel layer)

Jimmy arrived today and the introductions have gone well. First he met Esme. No problems there...


Then we put him with Saul and Finney over in the pasture/sand ring area. There was some screeching, kicking and chasing...


... but things settled down pretty quickly.


Finney chasing Jimmy chasing Saul.


Saul's opinion of it all is HELL NO. But I think Finney and Jimmy will be buddies...




Jimmy soon felt comfortable enough to roll on the ground next to Finney...


...who soon felt comfortable enough to roll on the ground next to Jimmy!


Yes, I think all will be well! :)

My Dad's name was Jim so I took it as a sign that this pony is named Jimmy!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

19 comments:

  1. What a lovely Shetland. He must have a good pedigree. Lovely color also. Bet you'll enjoy driving him.

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  2. What a lovely Shetland. He must have a good pedigree. Lovely color also. Bet you'll enjoy driving him.

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  3. Jimmy is such a lucky boy to have found a wonderful forever home! Glad he is getting along with his new family. Love the photos of him rolling and then Finney rolling on the ground :-)

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  4. Oh, Silly Saul. "Welcome Jimmy" Hope to meet him someday. He's one lucky pony.

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  5. How funny. I had no idea horses rolled and waved their feet (hooves) in the air like dogs and cats!

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  6. Saul is simply pissed because you lied. No more equines, my ass!

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  7. Your heart is so big and Jimmy fits right in!

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  8. You've made a difference in the life of another animal. Good.

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  9. It's a good thing somebody has a soft spot for these little critters. Jimmy looks like he's in good shape and has been well cared for.

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  10. Love this. "Screeching, kicking and chasing." Sounds like junior high school. :)

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  11. Gorgeous!
    Monty will have someone his own size to play with!
    Saul will get over it.
    🐴
    Lori

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  12. Welcome Jimmy. It looks harder to introduce horses than it does cats.

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  13. another precious one...

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  14. He looks really nice; lucky you!

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  15. I think Jimmy and Finney were totally flirting!

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  16. When will you "rescue" me so I can come live on the farm?

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  17. You and your husband have the biggest hearts. Lucky Jimmy!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!