Archive: 2011

Alpaca sighting

Posted on 29 December 2011 | 0 Comments

This is Bell seeing the alpacas next door in Hawke's Bay for the very first time. They look like a cross between a sheep (woolly) and a giraffe (long neck). No wonder Bell can't take her eyes off them.

Training in the arena

Posted on 16 December 2011 | 0 Comments

Bell is such a nice pony to ride. She feels just like a rocking horse when she canters. And she looks so beautiful in the brand new mirror beside the arena!


Posted on 14 December 2011 | 0 Comments

Bell is having a lunch-time feed. We think that all her travelling has upset her food routines so we are trying to discover exactly what she likes to eat.

Look, Mum. No hands!

Posted on 6 December 2011 | 1 Comments

Bell is very different from Flossy to ride. Ben says Bell has a lot more buttons and Mum says we need to do lots of practice together.

Welcome Bell!

Posted on 3 December 2011 | 0 Comments

Beautiful Bell arrived last month all the way from Queensland, Australia. She accidentally missed her flight over so spent a week shopping in Sydney before finally touching down in Auckland. We are really pleased to see her at last. And we hope she really likes it here.
1. Welcoming Bell
2. Floss and Bell meeting each other
3. Riley preparing Bell for her road trip from the Gold Coast.

Goodbye, beautiful Floss

Posted on 1 December 2011 | 4 Comments

Tomorrow Floss is going to her new family. I will miss her with all my heart. She taught me how to ride. And everything I know about ponies I learnt from her. She was the best starter pony anyone could have. I love you Flossy.


Lazy day pony

Posted on 10 October 2011 | 0 Comments

We gave Flossy a rest today and let her have some time outside without her covers. And I found a pukeko nest in the back paddock with four eggs in it.


Posted on 9 October 2011 | 5 Comments

I was really proud of Flossy for winning reserve champion pony. I think she did really well because it was only our third First Ridden show together.

Riding over poles

Posted on 28 September 2011 | 1 Comments

Yesterday and today I did some riding over poles on the ground. Mum said it's good for my steering and also good for Flossy to learn to pick up her feet. The bottom photo shows Flossy waiting for her dinner.

Floss meets up with her old friend Legs

Posted on 11 September 2011 | 4 Comments

Floss was a good girl yesterday. I had a lot of fun in the show-ring talking to the other riders. Plus Flossy saw her old stable-mate Legs (aka Eastdale Legacy) and they were both so pleased to meet again. Flossy neighed and neighed when she saw her.


Measuring day

Posted on 8 September 2011 | 1 Comments

Flossy got measured today. Now she is 122cm tall. She has grown 1.5cm since last year. Aw, so cute!


a new pony

Posted on 1 March 2011 | 3 Comments

Mummy says that now I’m seven I can have a pony. She wants to find just the right one so it could take two or even three months. I wish I could have one now.