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.