After a difficult week dealing with one son’s broken tooth (pillow fighting while holding a Wii steering wheel is a bad idea) and the other getting sick, I decided it was best to spend an afternoon at the barn. I didn’t intend to inflict more pictures of my barn buddies on everyone, but I couldn’t resist sharing this one of Thumper.
Thumper is the mascot there. I’m not sure his exact height, but I’m only 5’1 and I could stand on my toes over him without placing any weight on his back. He’s tiny. And as you can see in his picture, he is also quite fat. To help him with that, one of the younger girls has begun working him in the round pen. Watching the two of them was a lot of fun. He isn’t a mean pony by any means, but he is quite pugnacious. And Amanda was quite determined that he was going to canter off some of that pudge. My favorite shot was of her giving him a stern, nose-to-nose talking-to, which was funny since she wasn’t that much taller than he was.
I guess it worked, because he did canter. He also did a pretty good impression of a park trot, though I never managed to get a good picture of him while he was doing it.
And for those that subscribe to The Boat, you’ll be seeing a bit more of Thumper in the next issue. Not only is he really cute, but he’s got a secret to share!