Archive for October, 2010
Minnow, Ammo and I are on the road and headed to Doswell, Virginia for the Equine Extravaganza to compete in a talent contest. Nervous, excited – it’s a mixed bag of emotions. This is the first time we’ll be competing with our tricks. 6 years ago I taught Minnow his very first trick, and never did I imagine that someday we would be performing in front of thousands. Now our performances have become something that myself (and the pony & dog) look forward to. We enjoy the smiling faces, and love to receive letters in the mail about how the boys have touched peoples lives.
In the hopes that we can brighten your day a little bit too, here’s a video of the boys practicing for our performance. It’s still a work in progress here – and we will be sure to have a full recap of the weekend’s events when we return, but we hope it will make you laugh.
The farm’s a little safer at night with Super Pony Minnow on duty.
There’s a new Super Hero in town. And he’s pretty darn awesome!
To see more photos of Minnow & his SuperDog counterpart visit www.ammothedachshund.com
Here’s a quick video of Minnow & Ammo practicing for their upcoming performance at the Equine Extravaganza. The pieces are slowly starting to come together….my fingers are crossed they can pull it off for the contest!
Either way I’m sure we’ll bring smiles to everyone’s faces! And that’s what it’s all about!
only two more weeks before our big trip!
On Sunday we held a little event at Iron Horse Farm. It was mostly a mounted games competition but we also set up a little obstacle course for anyone who wanted to give it a try. Most of the games ponies were pretty great about running through the course – hardly bulking at any of the obstacles.
That’s one of the great things about mounted games. It introduces the kids & ponies to a wide array of strange objects, ultimately creating a pretty bombproof pony.
After watching all of the kids have fun through the course I decided to pull Boomerang out and give it a whirl….bareback and bitless. Boomer is an exceptional pony who is VERY brave. I have yet to find ANYTHING that makes him nervous or spooky. On the rare occasion he may take an extra second to look at something, but without fail he will always crosses it, touches it, or picks it up in his mouth. Here’s a video of Boomer and I doing the course for the first time. It should be noted that he hasn’t seen ANY of these objects before in their current setup, nor has he gone through the course. Also we typically set up objects in our arena, so it’s in a different setting than he’s used to.
P.S. I had the fastest time of the day! woohoo!
And here’s a video of Boomer cantering over the tarp. He’s such a cool pony.