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I Gave My Son A Pony For Christmas - More Pics Added

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  • #21
    Oh he SO stinkin cute! Looks like a mini clydesdale with all that chrome. Love him!!


    • Original Poster

      A little background on my little guy. He was born 5 weeks early and has been a very sick little boy. He had abd surgery at one month of age and almost died at that time. His lungs do not function well and he can't play like normal kids his age without getting out of breath and coughing to the point of vomiting. He LOVES all animals, so this summer, I bought him 72 peeps. Almost all of them lived, so we now have 70 chickens running around for him to pet and play with. Ryan also adores horses. This child has no fear! When we brought Deka (the pony) home for Christmas, Ryan was happy just to have another horse on the farm. It was too cold to let Ryan ride yesterday (we did Christmas on Christmas eve), but Friday is going to be nice, so we're going to let Ryan ride Deka then. For Christmas, Ryan got a saddle, bridle, halter, leathers, stirrups, a show and a schooling helmet, a show outfit, and a child-size grooming box. He also got about 100 other toys!! I went over-board, but I feel so bad for him that he can't be a "normal" child. His first year of life, he ended up in the hosptial almost monthly. As he's gotten older, he's not quite as frail, but he's still limited physically. Not only did I want fancy (this pony has a LOVELY head...just fuzzy right now), but I wanted SAFE. It is really hard to find small, fancy, quite, and loves kids. Deka is the whole package, so I lucked out!!

      So, that is the background on WHY I spent two month's wages on a Christmas present.


      • #23
        You do know you have to change your screen name now, right?

        To Good Pony Mom.

        You did good. Really good.


        • #24
          How adorable! That would have been my dream Christmas.


          • #25
            Absolutely adorable. Waiting impatiently for picture of little boy on little pony. :-)
            "Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt


            • #26
              I have a Fjord! Life With Oden


              • #27
                That looks like a very nice pony. Good call on going for a well bred pony , they can be so awesome just as a buddy for a child.


                • #28
                  Adorable, can't wait to see photos of the first ride!
                  "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                  • #29
                    so now starts the hunt for a little boys hunt coat ... and toddler size TS's and a very cute tie with ponies jumping on it and baby size paddock boots , oh wait he's not my pony kid, darn I would have had so much fun shopping , They are sure ot be a hit at Devon..


                    • #30
                      Oh, how wonderful. I love the pony, and can't wait to see pics of your son enjoying her.
                      "A horse gallops with his lungs, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character." - Tesio


                      • #31
                        That much cuteness must be illegal! And we need more pictures!!


                        • #32
                          I think you bought you a pony!
                          Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                          • #33
                            that face!! so cute!!
                            I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
                            Titania: 50% horse, 50% hippo
                            Unforgetable: torn between jumping and nap time, bad speller


                            • #34
                              Totally cute. Looks like a perfect match!


                              • #35
                                Adorable. Merry Xmas!


                                • #36
                                  Dear Pony Mom

                                  I totally understand! GOOD JOB! ditto on the Welsh choice

                                  Love, Pony Grandma


                                  and then you can go for broke and embarrass them later in life http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/100_0875.jpg
                                  Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.


                                  • #37
                                    Love these pictures, Pony Grandma , girl adore your get up for xmas


                                    • #38
                                      leadline is a perfectly justifiable reason for having children. Cutest. Pony. Ever.
                                      A good man can make you feel sexy, strong, and able to take on the world.... oh, sorry.... that's wine...wine does that...



                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by ElementFarm View Post
                                        leadline is a perfectly justifiable reason for having children. Cutest. Pony. Ever.
                                        Frankly, I can't think of a better reason. Your lucky little boy deserves all the fun he's going to have with his charming pony.
                                        Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.


                                        • #40
                                          Congrats on your adorable little pony!! I too got my 3 1/2yr daughter her first pony this Christmas as well....I've been dreaming of this day long before she was ever born!
                                          What type of leadline saddle leathers and girth did you get? I just got the wintec leadline saddle package...I can't really figure out if I've put the webbers/leathrs on correctly bc they appear to be too long?? They are designed to go with this leadline saddle...but maybe I just don't have them on properly?
                                          Any suggestions/recommendations greatly appreciated! Thanks