Monday, March 23, 2015

Welcome Ike

There's a new face on the farm...
another set of four legs in the pasture.


Dr. Becky has added a new pony to her herd.


Meet Ike...the loaner pony.
Ike is a 17 year old Haflinger pony.
You might notice that Ike looks quite a bit different than our Moonbeam.


This is mostly due to the fact that Ike was a twin.
Twins are quite uncommon in the horse world.
Most twin fetuses are not carried to full term.


When twins are born, they are usually much smaller and scraggly
and not as healthy.
Ike's twin was Mike...who died of colic a few years ago.

Ike is a sweet pony who is perfect for youngsters to ride...
which is why Becky has added him to her herd.


This addition works out quite well for her herd....
giving old Duffy a friend...
as Sid ...


already has Shirley as his companion.


Shirley might look quite familiar to you...
as she is a sister of our Donnie and Scarlet.

9 comments:

Missy George said...

Welcome Ike.You couldn't be in a better place. Congratulations to you and Becky.

Carla said...

Welcome Ike! As you said, he looks very little like a healthy Halflinger. I would have pegged him for a 'grade' horse of questionable parentage. I'm glad they were able to save him. Twins have a terrible go of it if they survive at all.

Jennifer said...

Welcome Ike! You've hit the jackpot living at Bee Haven Acres!

Missouri Gal said...

Welcome to the new guy!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

welcome ike! you just found heaven!!!

Anonymous said...

Ike you could not have come to a better place.

Annie v.

daisy g said...

How wonderful that he has found a new home.

Country Gal said...

How wonderful . Ike is handsome . Glad he found a l home there ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

NanaDiana said...

Awww...welcome to Ike. I am glad that Duffy has a new friend to hang around with now! xo Diana

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