Hello, I’m Honey

 

Honey 1

2015

Its August and I have just come to Haysfield all the way from Yorkshire where I have lived all my life. I am 10 years old and a palomino welsh section A – the same as Nicky’s other pony Pepsi but slightly taller.

I have done a lot of showing in hand and done quite well winning the championship at one show. I have been ridden by lots of little children in the past and like taking great care of them.
My first week here was very busy. First Richard the farrier came the day after I arrived to trim my feet, the next day the homeopathic vet came to see Pepsi and had a look at me, the vet arrived a few days later to give me my first ever vaccination for tetanus. I was a brave little soldier and was really good as she did my teeth as well. Nicky’s equine dentist Derek came by the following week to meet me. I am also being checked over by Jenny Hadland the equine physiotherapist – whew!!

I am already great friends with Pepsi and we mutually groom each other when I can spare a minute from eating!

Leonie now on  bigger pony - very excited

Leonie now on bigger pony – very excited

 

I really like helping the children and am trying very hard not to put a hoof wrong. Luckily most of the children I carry can’t manage with a very fast movement, which suits me down to the ground.  I try to match my stride to the child’s needs which really pleases Nicky, she says I am a brilliant Hippotherapy pony as my walk is like a metronome – very rhythmical with a good length of stride.

 

2019 Update

Wow, its 2019 and I’m still having so much fun with Nicky and the children! We play games all the time, and we had an amazing dress up retirement party for Pepsi, where Pepsi and I got to wear horse makeup – woohoo!

I love it so much when the children stroke my nose after a session to say thank you, and Nicky says I almost fall asleep. Nicky says I am so laid back I would fall over backwards – gosh that would be a very funny sight!

Lots of Love,

Honey