My visit to Many Ponies in South Dakota was a delight. What a colourful array of Spanish Mustangs! Melanie and Marisa took us on a wonderful tour to meet all the horses. We visited the 4 stallions first and I was happy to see them all running together. I was very impressed with how MP Will Rogers is maturing. He has such a sweet nature also. Blue Gambler's first foals were very imrpressive and I am eager to see how they mature. Mister Sandman's attributed alot of colour this year which was a difference to all the buckskin duns he produced the year before..
Mister Sandman - Bright Chief x Nina De Cenzina
After seeing the stallions we went out to a beautiful large pasture to find the geldings. After a lovely drive around the property seeing some incredible views across the neighbouring properties, we found the geldings in the corner near the wooded area. They put on wonderful display which allowed for some terrific photo opportunities.
The geldings and colts
The white horse in the back of this picture is a stallion prospect and he has the sweetest nature. I spent a little while being investigated by him and then giving him pats and scratches. They were all very happy to come and say hello.
Levi, Ceasar & Baxter
Then after sometime with the boys weheaded on over to see the mares and foals. I was excited to see the foals, in particular a blue colt by Blue Gambler out of Bluebelle that I had seen pictures of.
On arrival to the mare pasture we were greeted by the very lovely and super affectionate mare Mirage. This mare is amazing and has to be a part of anything that is going on around people. She is adorable and I ended up with a number of photos like this due to her thinking she needed to be the centre of attention ALL the time and popping her head into frame.
The foals were so beautiful and I quickly spotted Bluebelle's colt and was VERY impressed with him. I am keen to see how he matures. He has a lovely shoulder and something about him really draws attention. Here are some of the many pictures I took of him.
MP Blue Gambler x MP Bluebelle 2010 colt
The other mares foals were beautiful also and here are some pictures of them.
Mister Sandman x Ghost Woman- red dun overo sabino filly
Mister Sandman x Butterscotch - red dun overo colt
MP Will Rogers x Dakota Dream Maker - black medicine hat colt
MP Will Rogers x MP Day Dream - blue/black sabino filly
Mister Sandman x Sioux Queen - Red dun colt
This filly is a stunning girl. She has such a lovely head and a sweet expression. Unfortunately I didn't get any great pictures of her.
Mister Sandman x Medora - bay overo filly
After spending sometime with the mares and foals it was time to thank Melanie and Marisa and head back to the hotel. We had a fabulous time seeing the Many Ponies horses and were looking forward to meeting Lucy the next day at the Windcross Conservancy to see more Spanish Mustangs.
Many Ponies have a number of wonderful foals and horses for sale. Their website is http://www.manyponies.com
to be continued .....