My highland Ponies and other animals!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Tartannik, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone, I thought I would post a picture of my highland ponies as I doubt there are many in America????
    They used to be used by gamekeepers to carry the deer down off the hills! They sometimes still are used but not an awful lot!

    Anyway this is Mary and her foal Dooska. Dooska's real name is Dubh Sgier which means black rock in gaelic!

    Dooska
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    Dooska, me and Mary
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    Mary
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    Naughty cat!
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    The dogs Taz and Jess
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  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Fantastic pictures! I love Mary [​IMG]


    That silly cat! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Nice ponies! [​IMG]
     
  4. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I love Mary too, she is my very favouritist [​IMG]
     
  5. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love the ponies:love:love
     
  6. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Cute ponies! Sturdy!
    Kitties are supposed to be naughty...it's their job. You're looks like he found a nice warm spot for a nap.
     
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!
     
  8. GoneHomeGrown

    GoneHomeGrown Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice. You can send Dooska my way any time you want him to go away. I am in love.
     
  9. littlefarm_bighappy

    littlefarm_bighappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gosh, I am just *so* in love with your stone barn and gas Aga and all the rest.

    My mom is from belfast and I hold Irish/ UK citizenship. I MISS Ireland and Scotland (Britain can go hang itself...)I LOVE the older farms with their stone barns and rustic feel.

    Can I start on how awesome your ponies are? They are just beautiful. So typey. I am so happy you are helping to preserve this breed, I love heritage breeds!! Their colors are fan-tas-tic!!

    Can I ask- are you super careful about their weight and founder? My half- welsh founders if he eats anything more than 10-12 pounds of rough hay daily. NO grass for him.

    I woulk like to hear how you feed them, and your general thoughts on weight/ founder on Isle breed ponies!!
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Beautiful ponies!!!

    My husband went to Scotland and visited some of the counties there. I am not sure if he went to Argyll but he is from the Campbell clan via thru Thompson. He didnt see any ponies there but plenty of sheep and Border Collies LOL!
     

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