Monday, October 6, 2008

A Mini Field Trip

This past week we had the wonderful opportunity to visit a miniature horse farm called Triple M Miniatures, in Sterling, Alaska. I have a crazy love for mini horses, and I discovered the little ranch when browsing online one day.
We went with a few members of our 4-H horse club, and we had a blast!
There were thirteen minis on the farm, and as we tried over and over to name our favorites. But, it was just too hard! We played with them in the field, brushed their coats, and delighted in their soft nuzzles and curious gazes. Lets see, there was Roscoe, Firefly, Vienna, Vanilla, Wishes, Rocky, Cocoa, Streak, Dandy, and more!
The baby of the farm is tiny Cheyenne Monarch. She has a cute little butterfly pattern on her hind end, thus her very pretty name.
At the end of the visit, as we stood up by the gate, somebody asked the owner how in the world she manages to round up all the little ones from the field at the end of the day. "I just call them in" she said.
I was dying to ask, and finally could not stand it. "Is it time for them to come in? Can we see you call them up?" I asked.
Look at those cuties fly!!!!!!!!!


Lori said...

oh, that looked like so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How cute.

KraftyKerilou said...

We have a couple neighbors who have miniatures. I love to see them! What a great field trip! I emailed you Sat. morning. Did you get it, or did I just scare you away?? LOL!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Those ponies look so sweet.. You suppose they would let us herd them. We didn't see a picture of your heeler on your blog. Did we just miss it?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Carole said...

I apologize in advance, but I'm going to admit that when I used to think of Alaska I used to think of cold, snow and darkness. You have totally busted those wrong ideas! It's like the best kept secret! You have everything up there! :-D The minis are positively adorable.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so glad that you are going to spread the word. Anything we can do will help bring that puppy home...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Linda said...

LOL... I spent my whole childhood trying to explain that my pony was a pony and NOT a miniature horse! Then they go and do this! Looks like fun. And they are pretty darn cute!