Friday 31 July 2015

Side By Side

I've had a crazy amount of people in real life mistaking Ginger for Bridget or vice versa lately. It seems weird to me because beyond being bay with cute faces, they're very dissimilar.

I had a friend comment recently that Ginger looked smaller than she remembered. " Or do I look bigger?!" I replied. But really, it was because I was riding Midge rather than the big mare.

I think Ginger just knows how to pose too...I have very few less than flattering shots of her, where it's difficult to find good ones of Midge. It's OK Midge, I look dumb in pictures too :)

Side by side the difference is obvious. Everyone ohhs and ahhs over Ginger and Bridget is largely ignored. Ginger is nearly 2 hands taller than Bridget, has the blaze and 4 white socks, and has that 'look at me' thing going on with the sporty conformation and pale dapply bay color. Even her black mane and tail have silver throughout to draw your eye. Bridget is downright plain by comparison, and while cute and just as sweet, isn't athletic looking or fancy at all.

So, rather than be annoyed, I take it as a huge compliment when people mistake them for each other. It usually means Bridget is going well and looks nearly fancy. Or, almost better, it means Ginger is chilled out and almost boring. Both good things in the world of opposite ponies.


  1. I didn't realize how much darker Ginger is! I think they are both beautiful :)

    Apollo, like Ginger, knows how to work the camera. Mystic and Henry have the odd nice moments but it takes a lot longer to get a nice shot. Funny how some horses know when to "pose?! :)

  2. Tell me about it! I have three bay horses (that's where the resemblance stops) and almost all of the non-horsey people I know can't tell them apart. At least yours are both bay cob mares with white markings on their face. I like your approach to take it as a compliment.

  3. I can see how people can mistaken them when they are not side by side. I love your attitude of taking it as a compliment when people can't tell them apart.

  4. Ha, my grey boys (who like your girls are so different), have the same problem. It is amazing what people see :)

  5. Definitely take the compliment, lol. It merely means Ms Bridge is bulking up. You are doing something right in all these rides ;) Overall, two beautiful animals!

  6. I can see how people think they are similar though!

  7. they are both lovely girls - and i love your logical reasoning in actually liking it when ppl make the mistake!