Sweaters for Ponies

Shetland ponies Fivla and Vitamin model handmade wool sweaters knitted by local Shetlander Doreen Brown at the Thorndale Shetland Driving Centre in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. The white pony Fivla, is a calm, loving 17-year-old who is very good friends with 18-year-old Vitamin, the black pony. To make the sweaters, caretakers Frances Taylor and…

Horseless Horse Shows

A horseless horse show is an event that allows children and adults to gallop over a course of miniature jumps, imitating the 1,000-pound animals and top riders they idolize. The participants pay an entry fee and the money goes to the organizer, Just World International, a great cause helping children in impoverished communities around the…

Pony Express Christmas Card Ride

Various chapters of the National Pony Express Association hold an annual fundraiser they call the Christmas Card Ride. Members of the Southeast Wyoming Pony Express will carry cards over the original Pony Express route between Fort Laramie and Guernsey. The distance between Fort Laramie, Wyoming and Guernsey, Wyoming is 13 miles. The speed at which…

Winning Dream Pony Bid

Caroline Butler of Keymar, Md., set her eyes on her dream pony –a red-and-white Chincoteague colt with a white diamond marking on his forehead. She began working to earn money by mowing grass and cleaning horse stalls. 1. In four months she saved $1,500. On average how much did she earn each month? The 15-year-old’s…

Zack the Jumping Zebra

After Zack the zebra kept jumping out of his field, his owner, Sammi Jo Stohler figured he might have a knack for having fun over fences. “I had to build an 8′ fence around the property because he kept jumping out,” she said. “He can clear 5′ without a problem; he just walks up to…