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The Thelwells are back, or my daughter went to her 1st leadline class (pictures)

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  • The Thelwells are back, or my daughter went to her 1st leadline class (pictures)

    I can't resist to share some pictures of my daughter and the pony she rode in her first leadline class.
    Kailyn just turned 4 YO on Valentine's day and Paddington is somewhere between 26 and 29 YO. He was a show pony his entire life and thinks that leadline classes are the best.
    He was a doll and took care of my little girl. Good Pony.

    And yes, I know Paddy has a little 'weight' issue, but he is not getting any grain, he is on a dirt lot and gets only 3 flakes of hay/day. We can't starve him more than that

    When I see them, I can't help thinking about the pictures of the Thelwells where the kids are doing splits on the fat ponies.



  • #2
    Cute! And great weather for it this weekend here in MI! You got lucky!
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...


    • #3
      I can't see the photos (no face book account).


      • #4
        They are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!
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        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by BuddyRoo View Post
          Cute! And great weather for it this weekend here in MI! You got lucky!

          I'm a cheater, I relocated in Florida for the Winter ... The show was a couple of miles south of Daytona Beach


          • #6
            I would love to see them too, but no facebook account
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            • #7
              ditto - can you post thumbnails?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mademoiselle View Post
                I'm a cheater, I relocated in Florida for the Winter ... The show was a couple of miles south of Daytona Beach
                You suck.

                But, we did have weather warm enough yesterday that I could imagine that pic was taken here. I wondered briefly...didn't see any mud spots on your horse. GRRRR.

                A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                Might be a reason, never an excuse...


                • Original Poster

                  Here is an other link to see the pictures :

                  I hope it works better


                  • #10
                    Oh - they are adorable!!! I don't think twice about a little hay belly on a pony of his age - glad he's in good flesh - he's beautiful. Your daughter looks like she was having so much fun in that first picture.
                    Susan N.

                    Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.


                    • #11
                      How adorable.


                      • #12
                        That is one awesome pony!

                        As for the weight, he just has a nice big grampa belly, as any good grampa should have!!

                        They look so cute together, I wish him and your daughter many more happy afternoons together.


                        • #13
                          So adorable!


                          • #14
                            Aw...what a great grandma the pony is.

                            Thelwell's are my favorite.
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                            Tuggy - RIP 9/12/2016 - Wait for me at the bridge
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                            • #15
                              Way too cute!
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                              • #16
                                That is simply too adorable. How do judges judge those classes???
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                                • #17
                                  Very cute! I'm almost sad I missed out on leadline classes.
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                                  • #18
                                    Forget the weight issue- he is so white!!! Beautiful pics!!


                                    • #19
                                      Thanks for the Cute Fix & alternate link
                                      (Facebook is a banned site here at {cough cough} work)

                                      Paddington is adorable and your little girl is even more so!
                                      At 26-29yo he earned that haybelly!
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                                      • #20
                                        Awww that is so cute. I still have an ancient newspaper picture of me on my Thelwell type pony when I was 3 at a show. Best way to get kids into the show ring. I love the LL classes