Tuesday 30 September 2014

B&BS Blog Hop: Quirky Horse

I really enjoy Terise's blog, Breeches and Boat Shoes, and she has come up with an excellent blog hop. She asks:

What are some quirks, naughty or nice, that your horse has and do you love or hate them?

Since I own the most wonderfully quirky horse in Ginger, this was a blog hop designed for us!

-Under saddle: Think about what you want. Please don't progress to asking...mind reading pony will be very insulted. Don't even consider a stick or spurs - cue panic!

-The "Stranger Danger" thing. She's amazing at convincing people she doesn't know that she's just a poor, terrified pony who ether A) was abused, or B) is totally untrained. Same for strange horses - she's not a fan until you introduce them. Can make things slightly interesting when we attend a lesson with a new instructor.

-Vehicles. Vehicles are ok. Slightly different vehicles (ie with a trailer, or a roof rack) eat ponies for lunch.

-Barn cats. Black one = scary panther of death (run away if sighted at any time). Tabby colored one = awesome friend.

-Water. Loves water in any form, particularly if she can get her front feet in it.

-Sensitive. Like really, really tuned into you. It can be a little creepy if I'm honest. But it also makes for some really cool liberty type work - lunging without a line, trail courses tackless comes when called, etc.

-G. With acting like she's high on something half the time, and not a horse I would in any way consider beginner friendly, around my not-so-horsey husband G she is a big dog. (She prefers his company to mine and LOVES when he takes her out for a walk!)

A happy day for Ginger! Splashing in the lake with G.
Of course I just love Ginger and she wouldn't be her larger than life self without all the quirks!


  1. Thanks for participating!

  2. Sounds like she has personality to spare :) Love the picture of her in the lake!