The post you've all been waiting for - lots and lots of fuzzy pony goodness!
Towards the back of the showground there's an area of temporary stables which houses the Highlands and Shetlands during the event.
The last few years the majority of the Shetlands there have been solid black, which is obviously the in thing in the showring these days, but this year there was a lot more variety!
There were bays and chestnuts...
|According to the sign on the door, the bay on the left is Spike and his chestnut friend is Chango.|
|Clearly a bit of zebra in this one. :P|
|These two are the rather unfortunately named Sparkle and Tinkerbell.|
One good thing about roany Shetlands is that you can see all the hair growth lines far easier than on a bigger horse!
There were a few foals too!
As well as some interesting horse clothing...
|Dark stable + black shetland + deep bed = floating rug!|
|Is it bad that I want to recreate this on one of my Julips? XD|
We soon moved onto the bigger ponies- Highlands are my favourite pony breed so I always like to spend a lot of time with them when I go to the show.
There were greys...
..and some still in the process of greying out!
...even a couple of bays...
...and of course, a whole host of duns in a huge variety of shades!
This guy's droopy lip cracked us up so much, he was just so chilled out!
The foals in this section were just starting to shed out of their foal coats which only added to the cute factor.
Just look at these ears!
After ogling the ponies for a good long while we eventually moved onto the Clydesdales...which will be the topic of the next post!