March 7, 2012

PONIES ...








Dear readers, this week *P* IS FOR *P*ONIES!
A man who attempted to take a pony on a train last year at Wrexham station in north Wales (above) also tried to get treatment for the animal in A & E (ER) at a nearby hospital! Yes, really!
It’s also just been reported that Dartmoor ponies in Devon are to go on the pill! World Horse Welfare vets have been given the go-ahead to use contraceptive injection on the semi-feral mares (below) after a Devon pony population explosion. Yes really!
Dartmoor takes its name from the river Dart and was designated one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951. It's a beautiful moorland landscape with wooded valleys and windswept Tors. 368 square miles in area, it's rich in habitat for wildlife and has a wealth of archaeological remains like the famous Hay-Tor (bottom). Do check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @
Jenny Matlock. And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who have visited or commented.
Enjoy,
XOXO LOLA:)

30 comments:

edenhills said...

Love the ponies. I confess, I'd take my animals to the ER if I had to. :-)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Lola,

Great post for this week! Just love the ponies. How does one attempt to get a pony on a train?

Karen S. said...

I would too! Fascinating photos...I enjoyed your post....thanks for sharing it with us!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

A subject very close to my heart!

Holly Loves Art said...

Awwww who doesn't love a pony? They are the sweetest animals. Hope you're doing well and having a GREAT week!
Holly & Phoebe

Riet said...

Love Ponies.

LV said...

This is one of the most interesting and informative outdoor Wednesday in awhile.

criticalcrass said...

i was in wales not too long ago. it's lovely country! and i like that second shot of the horses.

Andy said...

Hello.
Love your photos.
Thanks for sharing.

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lola and Nora,

That is a whole new thing, trying to take a pony on a train!
Probably a great way of keeping the feral mares under control.
We went to a wedding down near that area, staying at the Dartmouth marina, it is lovely.

Hope that you are enjoying the week
Hugs
Carolyn

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful ponies!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful ponies!

Lavender Cottage said...

A very interesting and informative post. I wonder if they'd think of using this method on deer here?

anitamombanita said...

Awwww. So cute. There's a little teeny pony near us...he's about the size of a St Bernard. My hubs always likes to stop and say 'hello' to him

Thanks for the background info too

VBR said...

Little ponies! Love them. They are spunky little things.

Annesphamily said...

Your photos are great! I am always glad to see the great posts you write! Thank you for sharing. I am still catching up from the O posts too!

Jo said...

I love ponies, and that man is a champ! i would take a pony to the er if the vet wasn't around ...

anitamombanita said...

Aww cute. There's a little black pony near us about the size of a great Dane. The hubs always likes to stop and say 'hi' to him. Thanks for the background too. Interesting.

Judie said...

Dear Lola,

Thanks for making us aware of the wild ponies. This is a wonderful post!

Love from Little Liz and Mulligan

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I have memories of a pony I learned to ride on "Sammy" he didn't like me much and bucked me off. I no longer ride horses.
Dana

Robin said...

A pony on a train? Now that would have been something to see :).

Ralph said...

The ponies are stunning in their beauty, the red manes looking so good as they flow with the wind. The landscape is so rugged, what a lovely view of nature...hope the injections work!

Liza said...

Cute ponies.

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Kim, USA said...

That is so cute!

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LV said...

Thank you for this most interesting and informative post.

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the pony is cute :-) love the red walls too :-) Visiting from Ruby Tuesdays 2

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Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love those ponies, what a gorgeous photo of the ponies and the moor.

Happy Rednesday!

~~Carol~~ said...

Looks like a place that I would love to visit! Not only is the landscape beautiful, but those ponies are so darn cute!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for the little geography and history lesson!

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