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  1. #1
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    Default Pony surprise!

    One of my students got her leased pony, Jelly, for keeps this morning!

    Pony's (old) owner and her mom kept it a secret for almost two months... and mom was even rotten enough to tell kiddo that "Miss Gabby is getting out of horses, so we need to be prepared for the possibility that she may sell him..."

    She told her we were having a "We love Jelly" party this morning. So, mom decorated the stall, she bought a neon-green padded halter with his and her name on it and hung a letter on the door.

    Kiddo was pretty depressed when she walked in, didn't even pay attention to all of us surrounding the stall with cameras and video and her DAD standing with us in work clothes. She walked over and read the letter slowly while we all videoed... she thought it was a letter from pony's owner telling her why he had to be sold... when she got to the last paragraph she burst into tears and went and hugged her mom forevvvvveeerrrrrr.

    Jelly's letter

    It was fabulous! We all went in the stall to love on Jelly and take pictures and her little sister walked over, still depressed. She had gone to get her pony right when all this was taking place. She hugged her sister, all mopey like, and finally one of us asked if she knew what was going on. "Jelly has to be sold," she responded. When we told her he WAS sold- to her sister- her face was just about priceless!!

    Jelly and Family
    Jelly with new and old owner
    Jelly and Ansleigh in action
    TOO CUTE!

    She'll outgrow him eventually, but he's the first pony she's ever trusted- so she'll ride him until her feet drag the ground. After that- he's earned a place in the Big Idea Eventing family FOREVER- he'll be leased on to the next young rider.
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    Hooray for Jelly the super pony and his new family! I love happy endings-- or beginnings...


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    What a beautiful color! What color is Jelly? And I love the name Jelly. And she rides bitless! Nice!
    I have a Fjord! Life With Oden



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    We think Jelly may be a Rocky Mountain Horse (pony) so he would be a Chocolate Palomino. But in real life, we have no clue. Mostly, he's adorable.

    She rides bitless because she loves to pull and pull and pull and he is happy to pull and pull and pull right back. With the sidepull, she can pull all day long and he lopes around and ignores her. He's pretty much perfect!


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    So cute! Lucky girl!



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    Great story and such a cute pony! Your student looks like a talented rider too.



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    How adorable! And what a great story.



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    Wow. That is so neat. Thanks for sharing!



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    Default Lovely Surprise !!! Jelly and family ~ ENJOY !

    Great weekend surprise !~

    Jelly and family ! ENJOY !!!


    Thanks for sharing this good news !!!
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



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    Aww great story!! Jelly is a cute name for a cute pony!



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    What a great story - I love happy endings!!
    "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy



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    Such a small world. I know Gabby from her time in FL and used to hear stories of Jelly often. So glad that everything worked out and happy rides
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    That letter brought tears to my eyes. So sweet. They look like a great pair.



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    Lovely story. Hard to read that letter as something must have gotten under my contact lense and made my eyes water


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    I saw that on FB this morning and bawled! What a lucky girl (and pony!).
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    Made me cry! So happy for you!



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    Quote Originally Posted by FLeventer View Post
    Such a small world. I know Gabby from her time in FL and used to hear stories of Jelly often. So glad that everything worked out and happy rides
    I'm not sure who we love more- Gabby or Jelly. They're both wonderful.


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    I am __not__ crying. I got dust in my eye, that's all.


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    Wonderful happy ending! Thanks for sharing!



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    I got teary-eyed reading that! Go Jelly!!!!



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