I have just sent you a stack of photos which I hope you will like of the very first time that Pete was sat upon.
I think he has had a very fortunate life from the outset our Pete. My understanding is that he named after someone who was thought of very fondly by Frances and her family. Although he lived wild, he was on 'assisted living' rather like my ponies. The instant he looked peaky or needed anything he would have been brought in and looked after; he would have been wormed regularly and had his feet done. However he also benefited from knowing that the world was big, full of ponies and learned how to look after himself. He lived out there with other members of his own family and herd. He would have encountered all sorts of things including golfers and traffic and tourists.
It's good to know that he's got a lovely future ahead of him too and all I would say is don't be afraid of getting some RA assistance if you get stuck on anything or just need some guidance. Pete knows more about IH than most ponies!
Post by sophielouise on Dec 29, 2011 19:11:44 GMT 1
Thanks so much Sarah, I really appreciate that. Im excited only on my phone at the moment but will log onto the laptop later tonight and have a proper look - I can't wait to see a baby Pete!
I really am SO lucky to have found him - and to have such a good team around me in the form of instructors and so on. He is just adored, it seems by all that know him - no wonder he knows he is such a lovely boy!
I think you've summed him up Sarah - he is so brave and bold!! I took him on his first group hack and arranged two baby sitters, he led through whole way through water, past cyclists, golfers and dog walkers - I am sure it because he has seen so much on the forest. He bounced along in front and even gave a lead through water to his baby sitters!
If you are ever in the west Sussex/Surrey area, then do feel free to come and see him - Im sure he would love to see his Aunt Sarah again! I think i will definitely get an RA out in the new year, we aren't having particular problems but it would be good to get ideas and feedback to strengthen our partnership.
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