Monday, May 20, 2013

The Infamous Pony Toy Story

I was at a horse show on Sunday and much to my surprise guess who was living at the barn where I visited?  Toy Story.  Some of you may be familiar with this famous small pony.  He was one of the top ponies in the country in his prime but the real story behind him was that he was rescued from slaughter at an auction in Pennsylvania and went on to have a wonderful career.  I think the story goes that he cost less than $800.  What would he have been worth in his prime?  $500K maybe?

He is about 21 now and does the short stirrup division with some of the young kids who ride here.  One little girl told me that Toy will buck you off when it is time to graduate from short stirrup.  He knows his stuff!  What a great story and he is living a nice life in retirement. 


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