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Minnow visits the Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Last weekend Painting Pony visited the Ryerss Farm for their annual Family Fun Day.

Ryerss is a non-profit in Chester County, Pennsylvania that cares for aged, and abused or injured horses by providing a home where they can spend their golden years out to pasture.  The horses at Ryerss are never worked, go to auction or are used for experiments.  They simply spend their days grazing and enjoying life with their friends on the farm.

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Painting Pony has been big supporters of Ryerss since the very beginning, and it’s one of the charity organizations that we donate a percentage of our sales to each year.

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

In fact, when I was a kid our local 4-H club used to visit Ryerss every year to groom the old horses on the farm. So it was fun to go back with my own “aged equine” (Minnow is 21 this year) and help to raise money for their farm.

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Both Minnow and Ammo the Dachshund drew big crowds during each of our performances throughout the day. Minnow painted 3 original works of art, which are now available for purchase in our online shop.

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Where the Grass is Greener” by Chincoteague Minnow

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Brushstrokes” by Chincoteague Minnow

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

You Have My Heart” by Chincoteague Minnow

Both Ammo and Minnow had a blast showing off some of their favorite tricks for everyone. Below is a collection of photos from our day at Ryerss ….

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

Painting Pony Chincoteague Minnow paints at Ryerss Farm

For even more fun, make sure you check out the video on Instagram, and you can read Ammo’s recap of the day on his blog!

Don’t forget to check out the newest work by Minnow in our online shop! Your purchases help to support animal rescues and charity groups.

Kyley & The Painting Ponies

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Painting Pony to Attend Ludwigs Event

We are excited to announce that we will be attending the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show this year!

Minnow at Ludwigs Corner 2011 // Painting Pony

Minnow the Painting Pony & sidekick Ammo the Dachshund will be visiting the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show on Sunday August 31 from 12 – 5pm! (and painting at 1:30pm and 3:30pm) – we hope you’ll come visit us!

Minnow at Ludwigs Corner 2011 // Painting Pony

We haven’t been to the Ludwigs event in 2 years (missing once due to rain, and another time due to a scheduling conflict), but we’re excited to return to this fun event!

Minnow at Ludwigs Corner 2011 // Painting Pony

Minnow at Ludwigs Corner 2011 // Painting Pony

So come on out, bring your friends, and meet the boys! Ammo and Minnow can’t wait!

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Painting Pony heads to Pony Penning 2013

The date is quickly approaching for our annual homecoming of sorts as we travel back to where it all started, Chincoteague Island, for the annual pony swim and auction. Plans are being made and the training has begun as Painting Pony prepares once again to wow the crowds at the Chincoteague Pony Centre all week long!

minnow the painting pony

Only this year is going to be different! Instead of just bringing the super talented Minnow, head Painting Pony and trick pony extrodinaire, we are brining TWO ponies! This year for the first time ever Chesapeake Boomerang aka Boomer will be performing in the nightly shows as well.

Painting Pony heads to Pony Penning 2013 // Misty of Chincoteague

Boomer has been working tirelessly on learning new tricks and preparing to appear in front of a crowd, and we’re just excited as you are to see him perform. He’s also been brushing up on some classic reading in preparation for the big trip, because how could he have gotten this far in life without reading Misty of Chincoteague?

Painting Pony heads to Pony Penning 2013 // Misty of Chincoteague

Painting Pony heads to Pony Penning 2013 // Misty of Chincoteague

We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s trip, and we hope you’ll come visit us at the Chincoteague Pony Centre!

Painting Pony at the Chincoteague Pony Centre 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013 to Friday, July 26, 2013
4:00pm and 8:00pm

See Chincoteague Minnow paint and Chesapeake Boomerang perform at the Chincoteague Pony Centre during Pony Penning week. Last performance is at 4pm on July 26th.

Find out more about the Chincoteague Pony Penning HERE.

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2012 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point

On April 1st Minnow and Ammo the Dachshund attended the 2012 Brandywine Hills Point to Point Races. Minnow and Ammo performed tricks and painted all day long for the attendees (we’ll share some of Minnow’s newest paintings in a later post). It was a fun event and I think Minnow especially had a blast being stationed by one of the last jumps – he whinnied  to cheer them on as the thundering hooves of the racers came up over the hill and took the last jump!

Here’s some shots of our day at the races.

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

painting pony at the point to point races

You can check out all of the ponies’ available paintings in our SHOP, and if you are interested in booking Ammo & Minnow for your event please contact us.

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2012 PA Horse World Expo – Chincoteague Minnow

Most of the people that came by our booth at the 2012 PA Horse World Expo probably thought that 19 year old Minnow was an old pro at attending expos.

chincoteague minnow 2012 pa horse world expo

He hopped off the trailer on Thursday morning, walked through the barns buzzing with clinicians and horses twice his size, and made his way through the rows and rows of expo booths to his corral on the expo show floor. He was the ONLY animal on the show floor for the duration of the expo – with not a single horse in sight.

chincoteague minnow 2012 pa horse world expo

Yet, despite Minnow’s professional attitude, this was the VERY FRIST time he attended an expo – let alone spend the majority of the time corralled on the show floor.

I was so proud of him – he’s come such a long way from his days of being terrified of EVERYTHING, and bolting at the slightest sound. I can attribute much of his success to the clicker training we began in 2004, but mostly Minnow & I just share this connection where he will do anything for me and vise versa.

chincoteague minnow 2012 pa horse world expo

He’s truly an amazing pony, and I’m glad he was able to make so many people smile during our visit to the PA Horse World Expo.

Below is a video I pulled together of Minnow’s experience at the expo – in case you missed it.

I hope to have some photos of a few of his newest paintings up on the blog shortly – and as always you can check out our online shop to see all of Minnow’s artwork.

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