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  1. #1
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    Default New ponies from Scotland have arrived!!! - NEW Photos Post 36!

    As some of you know, we travelled to Scotland back in May and selected three new Section B Welsh ponies to be part of our breeding program.

    Well.... they have finally arrived this morning!! The waiting was just torture -- I was just tied in a knot by the time they actually got here! So nervous about whether or not I'd done the right thing, what if my husband didn't like them, what if they were smaller than I remembered, what if they lost a ton of weight, what if they didn't get here at ALL!?!?!?!?!? If you can think of the "what if", I had the thought! LOL

    Whew.

    I can breathe now! They are here and they are fabulous! I'm so excited!!!

    The new arrivals are:
    *Wedderlie Marmaduke - yearling Section B Welsh colt (bay)
    *Waxwing Martini - yearling Section B filly (palomino)
    *Mynach Manilla - 3 year old Section B mare (bay)

    I'm attaching a few pictures from today, but you can see the whole story at http://www.welshponies.com/scotland.htm

    I had a super hard time arranging transport home from Canada for them. It was just one hang up after another -- everything from one poor guy having someone hit his (empty) trailer to one that was going to park them someplace for a few days while they delivered elsewhere (wasn't going to work for me) to a guy that quoted me a price of $11,500 to bring them from Ontario to Oregon!!!

    I ended up using Performance Horse Transport, and they were absolutely WONDERFUL. The ponies are FAT and were very obviously well taken care of on what ended up being a 9 day trip home from Ontario. I got an e-mail every morning with how they were and where they were at that time, it was great. The drivers were fantastic -- really nice horse people. I'd definitely recommend them!

    Oh happy day!
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    Now you can breath!!!!!!!


    Congratulations!!!
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    Congrats! They are lovely! I know you are feeling better now they are home safely. My weanling stallion prospect colt was shipped this time last year from S. Dakota and he spent over 6 days in route due to bad weather and delays. I was a basket case by the time he finally got here.



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    Oh, they are lovely. How are they settling in? If I know my Welshies, they'll have been straight in at the food.
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    Quite quite lovely! Congratulations!



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    Congrats!!!

    I love welsh ponies



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    WOW ! What lovely additons ~ you have selected !!! Too Cool !!! I am IMPRESSED !!!! Congratulations !!!! Had to look a second time beautiful ponies !!!!
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



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    You're killing me! They are ADORABLE. Just wonderful. I'm still in my eternal welsh pony vs. lipizzan debate and your horses make it so hard. :P



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    Ohhhhhh I want the bay colt. He is a dreamboat. Good Job and congrats on your new babies arriving safely.
    Dawn



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    I thoroughly enjoyed your pictures and description of your trip!! The ponies are STUNNING.
    Good luck with your new additions.
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    Congrats, Gretchen! They look great - I am so glad they have safely arrived! Best of luck with them!
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    Awesome! Congrats!
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    Congratulations!

    They look terrific...have fun with them.
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    WOW! Just loooked through your trip to Scotland photos and you got to see all that fantastic scenery and all those fantastic ponies and then got to bring some home????????????
    I'm not even sure I can describe my level of envy right now.
    Congrats on your new additions, all are fabulous.
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    Congrats!!! They are so beautiful! I completely enjoyed reading the story and all of the pictures, so thank you so much for sharing!!!

    They are so stunning!
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    I was thrilled to see your new additions. They look like they moved from one pasture to another, not the long trip they came on. Don't you love good shippers.

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I am happy for you.
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    CONGRATULATIONS GRETCHEN!

    What lovely additions, you must be so relieved to finally have them home safe and sound. How exciting, I must say that I am extradordinarly jealous though!

    Can't wait for the show season to start up next year to see little Marmaduke in the flesh
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    The ponies are gorgeous!!! Please post more pictures - preferably WITH the cowboy in them!!!



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    I am so envious! They are GORGEOUS! You have very good taste...
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    Default Congrats - they are gorgeous

    I thoroughly enjoyed your Scotland story and pics especially! You must be so relieved they are home safe and sound (and they don't look any worse for the wear!!??)

    I'm in love with Marmaduke!!!!!!!! He's so typey, correct and just my all-time-favorite color (bay with tons of chrome)

    You have such a beautiful herd and admiral breeding program. Congrats to you!
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