Thank you to EVERYONE who sent me Personal Emails and Publicly Commented on the Miracle of PONYFACE . . . The Letters and Comments were Heartwarming to Read.
PONYFACE is about 18-Years Old. When he came to us about 12-Years Ago, the Veterinarian guessed his age at about 6-Years.
Some of you remarked that PONYFACE is a bit “chubby”, which is 100% accurate. In fact, chubby is a kind word for saying that he’s really overweight, which could lead to serious Diabetes in a Horse, especially a little horse like PONYFACE, which is a dilemma for us.
The problem isn’t that we feed PONYFACE too much . . . it’s that he’s turned out all Spring, Summer and Autumn with his Two Big Friends in the same Half Acre Paddock, where they all share their Hay together.
And since none of the THREE do anything other than hang around, we don’t give them any Grain for energy they don’t need. So, all they get is a good mixture of Hay. PONYFACE’S problem is Quantity opposed to Quality. And if we separated him from the other Two, the Three of them would be Miserable. And if we muzzled him so he couldn’t eat as much, I would be Miserable.
But Anne and I are promised by Christine, that “eventually” she’ll Train PONYFACE to pull a Buggy, which will give him some real exercise, which I will believe when I see it. So maybe I’ll make that my New Hobby.
PONYFACE is 11:2 Hands High (4-Inches To The Hand – 48” Inches at the Withers), which does not make him a Small Pony, but also does not make him a Medium Sized Pony, which makes PONYFACE less than desirable to people who Buy, Sell, Train & Show Ponies. BUT TO US – PONYFACE IS PERFECT.
The Photo you saw of PONYFACE and me in the last Editorial was taken about 10-Years Ago, when we were both much younger. He looks the same – Regrettably I don’t. But that said . . . I’m still here – writing, cussing, and kicking, so I have little to complain about.
Several People asked how long a Pony could Live, which is quite interesting, since our Big Boys which we’ve had over the years . . . none of which ever had serious work, all lived to their Early Twenties, which I’m guessing is the average.
Horses like PONYFACE could live well into their 30’s & 40’s, therefore, Anne and I have made special arrangements for his care, along with all the other “Pets”, just in case we go before they do.
Why Do We Call Him PONYFACE? And How Did We Come Up With That Spelling?
PONYFACE has such SOFT EYES, and has such a SWEET FACE, what else could I call him? At first we called him Mini-Me, because he looked so much like a Smaller Version of Jeb Stuart, my big Painted Horse, who you see on the Home Page of this BLOG, but after getting to know PONYFACE a bit more, it just seemed right to call him PONYFACE. As for why I spell PONYFACE as just one word, instead of two words? It’s just the way I decided to do it.
AND FOR THE FINAL QUESTION . . . Are Ponies A Breed? To which the answer is NO. Ponies are a Size. Any Horse less than 14:2 Hands is a Pony. But that said, there are Ponies like the Shetland Pony, which are a Breed.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DOESN’T CEASE TO AMAZE . . . Mostly because he Doesn’t Give a Rat’s Ass about what People Think or Say about Him, as long as AMERICA IS FIRST, which to me is refreshing, but to a Globalist . . . it is the GREATEST THREAT to their Crazy Dream of a One World Socialist Government.
Most of us remember the Political Battle Cry of . . . “GIVE ‘EM HELL HARRY”, or at least remember Hearing or Reading about it, referring to Harry Truman, as he campaigned in the 1948 Presidential Election against the Republicans, when a supporter during a Truman Speech yelled “Give ‘Em Hell Harry”; to which Truman Yelled Back . . . “I Don’t Give Them Hell. I Just Tell The Truth About Them & They Think It’s Hell.”
In Our Present-Day Context . . . What Harry Truman Said 69-Years Ago – Amply Applies to President Donald J Trump TODAY, since there is no ANTIBIOTIC to Fight Lies and Deceit, which is Better than the Serum of Truth, which has the LEFT Scurrying for Cover under Socio/Political Rocks and Crevices.
President Trump isn’t just making his LEFTIST and RINO Detractors look like Idiots, with Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide, and Nothing Worth Saying that a Commonsense Person should Care to Listen To – PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MAKING THE WHOLE WORLD RETHINK . . . Who They Believe In. Or perhaps more importantly . . . WHAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE IN.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP . . . is UNMASKING the Media, for the Liars and Connivers many of us knew they were before Trump became President Trump. But now, because of President Trump’s Relentless and Fearless FIGHT against Media Corruption, people all around the World who have access to Social Media are Discovering for the First Time for Themselves that the Media are the ENEMY and not the Allies to Truth and Freedom they believed the media to be until now.
The Social Revolution I’ve Been Writing About For Years . . . Is far Greater than I had Imagined, not because I or We couldn’t see it coming a Year or More Ago . . . but because I/We Didn’t See Donald Trump Coming a bit more than a Year or so Ago.
And even for those of us who did see the Election of Donald Trump in November, after he won the Republican Primary, NONE OF US COULD HAVE IMAGINED how President Trump would Evolve into the President he’s become, and the Tenacity of the so-called “Resistance” (of Traitors), which has FORCED President Trump to become the FREEDOM FIGHTER the World has been Waiting for, for Generations.
I Intimated in the last Editorial, how PONYFACE inspired me through his DETERMINATION to Survive . . . But I didn’t realize just how much, until a few more days passed, and I was able to Absorb how much Courage this Little Horse had with which to Carry-On, no matter how Bad it got for him. No matter how much Pain and Discomfort he was in. And No Matter How Scared He Was . . . HE WAS NOT GIVING UP & HE WAS NOT GOING DOWN.
How Much Of An Inspiration Should That Be For All Of Us?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov