He's more like a gentle pony that's just right for Zane.
I know what you're thinking, "Zane has a pony, "Macaroni the roany pony".
And yes, he does. But apparently a cowboy can't have too many ponies in his herd.
PaPa found this pony the other night and thought, "Heck, Zane might like this little guy."
So he bought him. He was used for Birthday Parties and Zane will be having a birthday soon so now he has a birthday party pony.
That's what PaPas do. They plan ahead.
So now Zane has 3 ponies. Small, medium and large.
Lil' Buck is the smallest of the three. He's actually a miniature horse. When Zane is old enough to walk around a pony and brush him he'll be the perfect size.
Next comes the new pony, name not quite yet determined. He's bigger than Lil' Buck but smaller than Macaroni. We've been calling him "Chocolate Candy Bar" because of his color.
Then the large pony is Macaroni. He's actually big enough for Dan to ride (and he does). He's not real tall but he's real stout and will be a perfect roping pony when Zane is bigger.
Here a some shots of Cowboy Zane, his mommy and daddy, and his new pony. Enjoy!
No, this isn't the new pony...this is Big Bertha, PaPa's Clydesdale mare...she's BIG!
This is the new pony...I'm watching PaPa brush him and making sure he does it right!
Good Job PaPa!
Geeeez...when am I gonna ride?
Oh good here comes the saddle....
My pony is so little that my PaPa has to get down on one knee to saddle him up...
My Mommy and Daddy help me with my pony...
I'm diggin' this.....
Hey Mommy...this is cool...I love you!
Oh yeah Daddy, I love you too!
Giddy up pony!
Mommy says I should practice swinging my rope....
Nice mane...maybe I could get me a weave out of this....
Just kiddin' Daddy...I know that's silly....
But if I do make a weave I'll make you one too!
I'm Lovin' It!
Do you like my saddle? It was my mommy's when she was a little cowgirl.
I might be a trick rider some day...I'll get back with you on that....
Last Friday Zane got to meet Joyce.
Joyce and Zane were in the NICU together at Centennial Hospital, Nashville.
Joyce and her grandparents, Steve and Kim came down for the day to visit! It was GREAT! It was amazing seeing how much the babies have grown and changed. The days of constant fear and worry behind us. Just enjoying them! Realizing how blessed we have been.
When Joyce was born she weighed in at 2lbs and 2ounces! She was a teeny tiny little thing compared to Zane's whopping 4lbs!
Kim and I became fast friends spending a lot of time in the family waiting room together. Kim and Joyce's mom Jamie and Kelly and I would eat lunch together and compare notes. We became each others support team. Friends made in those situations become very, very special. We certainly cherish our friendship with the Leadys!
Here are a few shots from their visit. Enjoy!
April 10, 2009-handbag- Ashley Parker
May 15, 2009-duffle bag-Courtney Shackleford
June 24, 2009-animal print tote bag-Val Greene August 6,2009-cow print lap top case-Tabby Thrasher October 1, 2009-necklace/earring set- Sharon Lovelace November 18, 2009-necklace/earring set-Jolyn Wells February 26,2010-embroidered sweatshirt-Lisa Perry
My husband and I own and operate Shamrock Feed & Tack. When we leave the store in the evenings we come home to dogs, horses, cattle, chickens and "Willie McGee" our bottle fed baby llama. There's never a dull moment on Mud Road! My whole family is involved with horses. Our children and their spouses all ride and rope. My husband trains, buys and sells rope horses. We enjoy going to barrel races, horse sales and flea markets. I love taking photographs and I love finding photo contests to enter. I never leave home without my camera!