Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mini in the Mini Van!

My blog has been dormant for quite some time, and life has been moving way too fast. Here we are at Halloween already?

Yesterday we took our miniature horse, Pixie, to a Halloween Carnival, to promote our pony ride operation that our horse club was doing.

My horse trailer was put away for the season. Besides, its soooo big for such a tiny bit of Pixie dust. :)

So, I decided to take her in my mini van. After all, it seems so fitting, doesn't it? Now with horses, and plans, its best to be just as ready to NOT do something, as you are to do it. So I decided to give it a try, and if it didn't work or she got upset, we would just leave her home.

It worked! She loaded up, right in the middle section, with the girls just holding onto her from their seats. We put a tarp on the floor, a hay bag in there, and had a shovel to catch any tiny road apples. Off we went! It was only a six mile drive, so it was a nice test to see how she would do. She stayed very calm, and seemed to enjoy her outing.

When we got there, she didn't want to get out! A crowd started to gather as she stood and peeked out. Finally we brought a pony over, and she whinnied a greeting and was persuaded to disembark from her carriage.

We had a lot of fun. She was petted and hugged by close to five hundred children in costume. Their hats, wings, tails, swords, balloons, bags, and noise didn't bother her at all. She was sweet to each and every one of them, and I think she was getting a kick out of it all.

Some new friends:

Me and my Pixie, at the pony rides.