Friday, June 22, 2012

Spud Muffin

I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the herd, Spud Muffin!  A tiny tot of a three year old pinto pony, Spud was found at auction in Spokane.  He'd been hauled in with about 20 ponies from the reservation.  Our blogging friend Lea found him, and  when City Boy and I were there a couple weekends ago, we simply couldn't resist, and Lea sent him home with us.  Are we lucky, or what?


Spud is a diminutive 11 hands, and has two blue eyes.  He's relatively unhandled, but wants to be a good pony.  He leads and loads into a trailer, and Lea says he picks up all four feet (something I've not done yet, but should soon since his feet will need trimming before long!)



Tika does not like Spud at all.  I thought perhaps she would consider him a baby,  but that is not the case. 


I think that we'll use Spud for some children's photography sessions.  You know, like the old Olan Mills traveling pinto pony portraits?  Of course, we've got a bit of training to do first!  But I think Spud is one pony who  will earn his keep around this place.

9 comments:

Shirley said...

Cute as a bugs ear! I can see why you were smitten.

Girl With a Dream said...

he's gorgeous, absolutely adorable! sounds a good plan about using him for kids photos, :) he deffo looks amazing, and loves the camera xx

froglander said...

He is so cute!!

Paint Girl said...

Yep, adorable. Still in love with this one even though he is a little guy!!

jen said...

He's beautiful. I love his eyes (and your photography skills don't hurt either. :)

wildhorseproject said...

Wow what a gorgeous little guy! How lucky you were!

Cheyenne said...

A real good lookin` guy, well done!

Margaret said...

He is truly stunning! Wow. 11 hands is a perfect pony size for a little child.

Blackfeatherfarm said...

What a beauty .....