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Sponsor – Travel n Corrals

We’re very excited to introduce our new sponsor, Travel n Corrals! I had spent months researching portable corral systems so that the boys would have a safe and secure place to perform inside of when we travel to venues without an arena. When I finally stumbled upon Travel n Corrals I knew I had found the perfect solution.

Each individual panel weighs only 15 pounds – I constructed the corral for the first time all by myself, and I was even able to carry two panels at once (I’m a beast huh?). It only took me about 5 minutes to set up! Each panel is connected every 7’ with a full length 4’ steel pipe rod that a horse cannot pull out vs. short pins or Velcro that the horse can work at removing. It has a special cap at the end that makes it nearly impossible for a horse to grip it with their teeth.

Minnow tests out the new corral system

Our corral is the 18′ x 18′ size, but you can easily add more panels in the future, or connect two corrals together for an even larger area for your horse.

One of the great aspects to these corrals is that they come with a life time guarantee, so IF you ever have an issue, or have something break – you can get it replaced.

Minnow giving the new corral the once-over.

Another great thing about these corrals for us is that it is highly visible through the panels – meaning no one’s view will be obstructed when Minnow is painting his masterpiece. The corral will also open up many more venues for us to perform at. Setting up in a parking lot or a grassy field will be no issue now that we have a safe and secure place for Minnow to be.

While we will mostly be using our corral for performances, it is also fantastic for traveling to horse shows and events. Set it up next to your trailer on show day and your horse isn’t stuck standing on the trailer between classes/events. We also plan to use ours at mounted games competitions – where keeping your horse overnight often requires a stall rental. Now we’ll be able to forgo the stall fees & the horses will have more room to move about. Would also be great for overnight trail rides!

The other really cool thing about these panels is that you can mount them to your trailer for transportation.

With options for mounting on the outside of a trailer, in the tackroom or even in one of the stall bays – it makes traveling with them even easier. We don’t have any of the mounting hardware yet – as we are hoping to upgrade to a newer trailer soon.

Travel n Corrals’ 13’x13′ corrals sells for $525 + $99 S&H – which is the best price out there for portable corrals at this size (believe me I looked!) And the more you buy, the better the price gets.

Visit Travel n Corrals ( ) where you can watch a great video explaining more about these corrals.

And now I leave you with some utterly adorable shots of Minnow – have I mentioned I love this pony?

Photos by Kyley DiLuigi. All rights reserved.

Our pedestal in the above picture is from our sponsors, Toys for Horses.

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Toys For Horses – Aluminum Pedestal

If you follow us on our Facebook Page, then you might have already heard that Painting Pony recently picked up a new Sponsor, Toys For Horses.

Toys for Horses makes Tuff Balls (which the boys have been a fan of for years) and a pretty sweet Aluminum Pedestal.

Blitz enjoying his Tuff Ball from Toys For Horses

The boys have certainly put their Tuff Ball through the rigors (biting, kicking, and jumping on it) and it has been a fantastic way to work on desensitizing them.

Minnow, Blitz, and Boomer were in for a treat when their new aluminum pedestal arrived last week. Unfortunately we’ve had some nasty winter weather lately (making it difficult to train) – but that didn’t stop the boys from breaking in their new toy!

Boomerang and Blitz testing out the new toy.

Blitz of course was the first to show everyone that he knew exactly what to do with the new pedestal

Boomerang just couldn't wait to steal the spotlight from Blitz.

Incase you were wondering where Minnow was during all this fun.....he had decided he was having a bad hair day, and didn't really want his picture taken!

Don’t worry though, Minnow will have lots of time to practice on the new pedestal….we have our fingers crossed for Spring!

The thing I really like about the new pedestal is that it is a lot safer. It has a pad on top (similar to a rubber mat in a stall), not to mention the entire thing is round, making there no sharp edges. And lets not forget portability, not only can I roll it to move it, but I can also pick it up and carry it on one of my shoulders. I’m REALLY not going to miss lugging around our old wooden box pedestal!

So if you are in the market for some great toys for your horses be sure to head on over to Toys For Be sure to tell them Painting Pony sent you! 🙂

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