The Herd

Paige, Robin, and Copper

My herd consists of four horses, three mini donks, and a few boarder horses.

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They are a pretty chill bunch to be honest. The donks can be trouble occasionally…but in the most adorable, endearing sort of way. They will stalk you and try to eat your clothes, but most of my visitors don’t mind because the donkey cuteness is often overwhelming.

My horses are typically in your pocket mares. They love people, and, as you can probably tell from their size, love food even more. They are rarely grouchy, and only ever really grouchy towards each other, not generally towards people. They’re the best.

Paige is the horse you can crawl on whenever, wherever and get the same ride. She’s a good solid mare that is very understanding with beginners and children. She’s steady and predictable and performs the same in new places as she does at home. Paige has many more miles on her than Robin as she was a trail horse for an older man before I purchased her. He competed in ACTHA trail rides with Paige before deciding to pursue the more fast paced sport of reining.

While Robin enjoys children (they scratch her itches and give her food!), she isn’t the best choice for beginners. Robin will generally take advantage of someone who doesn’t know her particularly well.  Robin can be spooky on occasion and is sensitive to bugs and other external stimuli. She’s not above dropping to the ground and rolling with you on her if a scary bug bites her and jumping sideways to avoid a scary tree that she’s co-existed with for the last 12 years of her life isn’t out of the ordinary either. She may get in your bubble occasionally, but that’s my fault for raising her like a big dog. Robin is one of the most neurotic loving horses on the farm.

Copper is my solitary male pony (right in top photo). I hate to play favorites, because they’re all great ponies, but he is a special goober that is full of personality. It took some time (and a great trainer) before Copper and I started to work together well as a team. We spent 2014 getting my confidence and his attitude in check. Now my and Copper’s working relationship is much healthier. I’m hoping he and I can one day compete in dressage/western dressage here locally. He is also the inspiration for the naming of this blog, because he epitomizes my affinity for ponies with stars.

For more info about these crazies and how they came to be mine, you can follow the links below:

Paige

Robin

Copper (more background here)

Donks

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