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Is this Crazy or FUN??!! :-)

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  • Is this Crazy or FUN??!! :-)

    Well, I'll let the video speak for itself:


    Crazy or Fun???? Native pony enthusiasts unite!
    Last edited by erinwillow; Dec. 26, 2008, 12:14 PM.
    Willow Run Connemaras
    Home of: "Willow Boy" (*Chiltern Colm ex *Sillbridge Miranda by Thunderbolt)
    ~Irish Connemara Ponies for Sport and Pleasure~

  • #2
    FUN!! I wish when I was a kid I had a shetland, man how cute are they???
    I want a signature but I have nothing original to say except: "STHU and RIDE!!!

    Wonderful COTHER's I've met: belleellis, stefffic, snkstacres and janedoe726.


    • Original Poster

      I'm with you! At first, I almost lost my drink *spff* then I watched it for a few more seconds and thought, "that looks like FUN!!!" Those little guys are running and jumping their little hearts out-too much Fun
      Willow Run Connemaras
      Home of: "Willow Boy" (*Chiltern Colm ex *Sillbridge Miranda by Thunderbolt)
      ~Irish Connemara Ponies for Sport and Pleasure~


      • #4
        Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
        My equine soulmate
        Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding


        • #5
          Fun, fun, fun!!!! I wish I could compete in it but I'd have to shrink a few feet first!
          I love my Econo-Nag!


          • #6
            There's not much more fun than "horsing around" on a pony! Especially Shetlands!
            When I was a preteen and teen one of my favorite fun activities was when my friends and I would take the 5 Shetlands from our barn out and have fun on the trails. We'd race, take them swimming, mock joust, make up obstacle courses...we'd even play games of hide and go seek on the trails or tag. The best part is...Shetlands seem to have a pretty well developed sense of play and were always up for whatever we could think of. Of course since they're all evil geniuses too...you'd have to stay pretty aware of your pony at all times because they'd dump you the very first opportunity they'd get, LMAO!
            The Shetland Grand National has been done for ages...always a fun as heck event!
            You jump in the saddle,
            Hold onto the bridle!
            Jump in the line!


            • #7
              So cute! And to see them clipped with their long-haired/poodle legs. I would have loved to do this as a kid.
              "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
              Touchstone Farm


              • #8
                Oh, definitely fun! They are just the cuest things!!


                • #9
                  What could be more fun than a ring full of Thelwells?
                  The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                  Winston Churchill


                  • #10
                    Someone else posted this earlier last week
                    If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
                    DLA: Draft Lovers Anonymous
                    Originally posted by talkofthetown
                    As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.


                    • #11
                      Precious. I never get tired of watching Shetland Grand Nationals. That was taken at Olympia, it's a great horseshow.


                      • #12
                        That is FUUUNNNNNN!!!! So cute. The kids seemed to have trained for it. It's not like they are running around bareback in the backyard with no helmets, that would be a bit dangerous with so many riders.

                        I love the ponies' 'poodle' legs too!


                        • #13
                          Oh my God! That looks like so much FUN!!!! I would have loved to do that as a kid! Thanks for sharing that video, Erin--I'm definitely sending it on to a friend who always says "Ponies are MEAN!" as soon as you breathe the "P" word to her. I guess she got stuck riding some mean ones at summer camp as a teen because she's short.

                          I too love their "poodle legs"!

                          I loff my Quarter horse clique

                          I kill threads dead!


                          • #14
                            Thanks for sharing this erin! Why oh why is it so hard to find a PROPER (ie British Classic) Shetland in North America. These ponies are just terrific.
                            Ainninn House Stud
                            Irish Draughts and Connemaras
                            Co. Westmeath, Ireland


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Frank B View Post
                              What could be more fun than a ring full of Thelwells?

                              Diffently FUN!! I wish I could have done that as a kid..... Just a bit of jealousy here
                              "We have an obligation. We are their keepers." ~Roy Jackson


                              • #16
                                i was there that night, shetland grand national
                                its all the pony clubs that have qualified for it as in hoys
                                my ted was one of these a few years ago

                                its fun and they are kids having fun
                                the teams are like i said from those pony clubs that have qualfied
                                to be be at hoys

                                and they do go quick later some times you will see the finale and sometimes even top
                                riders have a go on ponies or muck about with them as another additional bit of christmas fun

                                all the top showjumpers like the whitakers, the edgars, broome, selkton who ever
                                do some crazy things at this show and its all for fun
                                christmas cracker stakes are somewhat hilarious at times