Saturday as we were on our way to the city's water reservoir what should we spot, but a herd of ponies. Lots and lots of ponies all over the hillsides in many shapes and sizes. There were also horses, but what really caught our eyes were the miniture ponies.
I parked the car on the side of the road and took the picture above.
Of course you just can't stay way back there when you see such cute little ponies just a touch away. When they spotted us approaching they flocked to the fence to see if we had anything for them to eat. We weren't prepared, so we didn't even have an apple to give them, but how would you even split an apple between all of them anyway? You would have to bring several bushels with you.
Brandon wasn't quite sure if it was safe to touch them, but they were so cute and they just wanted to get rubbed.
You can see how small these little ponies really were now in these pictures.
And who ever ownes these little fellas must give them quite a bit of affection and attention. They were as docile and gentle as little puppies and I might add no bigger than your pet dog. Because of the drought the fields are very dry and bare as you can see in these pictures. Not very much for a pony to eat, but they were well fed and very healthy looking.
I hadn't been in this area for quite a while, but I intend to visit these little fellas again sometime.
Don't they look larger when no one is in the picture? This was just a small portion of the things that Brandon & I did on Saturday and I was amazed at how many places we visited and how many pictures we took. Everyone was very nice that we talked to and very cooperative in letting us take pictures. More of that in another post. For today, if weather permits we are going for a ride to visit a very good friend of mine and yours. Have a nice day and I hope it rains for those of you (& me) that desperately need the rain.