Flower Pony

I think its safe to say that Chincoteague Minnow was the first ever “Flower Pony” in a wedding. True there have been many horses in history that have made their debut in weddings. We’ve all seen the horse drawn carriages and even the crazy brides who attempt to ride their horse down the isle in a princess wedding gown. Lets just say I wasn’t that brave. No I chose to do something a little different for my October 4, 2008 wedding to my highschool sweetheart.

This post is a little late – but I was just so proud of my little Minnow that its worth mentioning again. I trained Minnow to walk down the isle throwing petals out of a basket as he went. He performed his job flawlessly and even calmly posed for photos afterwards. Too bad there is no use for this amazing trick now that the wedding is over – unless someone wants to rent a chubby Chincoteague Pony to throw flowers at their wedding.  :-)

 

Chincoteague Minnow walks down the isle with handler, my sister Laurel.

Chincoteague Minnow walks down the isle with handler, my sister Laurel.

 

Chincoteague Minnow gives me a kiss. What girl doesn't love her pony more than her husband! :-)

Chincoteague Minnow gives me a kiss. What girl doesn't love her pony more than her husband! :-)

-KD

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Mini Me

Someday I hope to have my herd of Chincoteague Ponies to adorn their very own Breyer blankets – the blanket that only horses that have been immortalized as Breyer models can wear. But until that day comes I will just have to create my own!

I painted a Breyer mold of Misty of Chincoteague to look just like my famous, “Chincoteague Minnow”. In the near future I hope to complete my “box set” (to include Chesapeake Lightning aka Blitz and Chesapeake Boomerang aka Boomer as well).

 

Breyer model painted to look like Chincoteague Minnow by artist Kyley DiLuigi

Breyer model painted to look like Chincoteague Minnow by artist Kyley DiLuigi

-KD

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Ground Work

After spending the weekend at a horse expo in Harrisburgh, PA I took in some new skills from famous trick trainer, Tommie Turvey.

Chesapeake Lightning aka Blitz was my first guinea pig (due to his puppy dog personality) as I attempted to teach him to lay down. **Don’t try this at home, as I spent month preparing this pony to attempt this trick.

 

Blitz is the first of the Chincoteagues to learn to lay down

Blitz is the first of the Chincoteagues to learn to lay down

watch the video HERE!

-KD

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