Isn’t there an island like this?

I used to read Marguerite Henry’s books like a fiend when I was a child-remember “Misty of Chincoteague?”  An island covered in wild ponies, a horseless kids fantasy 🙂

I wasn’t going to post today, but found this while scrolling through Facebook:

http://owensound.kijiji.ca/c-pets-livestock-for-sale-Ponies-W0QQAdIdZ501472358

Dozens you say?  So at least 24, possibly 36….maybe too many to count?
Unbroken….of course they are :-/
How does that happen?  I am not condemning these people, as for all I know they are trying to deal with an estate situation or something, but how do dozens of unbroken ponies happen?  This isn’t Chincoteague Island….and even that place is managed by a yearly pony drive and auction.

One does not wake up one day with unexpected ponies springing up like mushrooms in the back yard!  Until they number “dozens”.

Makes one wonder what happened here.  I just hope they find good homes, as always.

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About crow131

I'm a happy camper 95% of the time, I love animals and kids....and some adults. I believe in Karma and am a spiritual and moral person. Bad people may gain in this world but they are still bad.... I have many interests, including horses, birds, growing my own food, art, writing, the Runes....yes, it is all over the map. I feel some of us are here to care for those who are not cared for by those who should care for them-if that makes any sense ;-)
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6 Responses to Isn’t there an island like this?

  1. trailrider20 says:

    With so little information it’s hard to say what’s going on here.

  2. Wondering where it says in the ad that they’re Chincoteagues? Maybe I just don’t know how to read that kind of ad.
    I’m active in the Chincoteaguge Pony world and I only know of two farms in Canada with Chincoteagues– one family who owns one pony and a farm that takes the foals fresh from the wild to raise and train… and everything is gelded.
    A lot of people will try to pass off any pinto mutt pony as a Chincoteague to get more money, too.
    (Sorry for the long comment… there is an insane amount of misinformation about the breed out there.)

  3. crow131 says:

    Exactly. I have visions of a dotty old lady who just let them run wild and breed until someone had to deal with the estate after her death. Maybe because we had to deal with rehoming a ton of birds after my grandfathers passing 😉
    I have tried in vain to find more info-if I do I will update!

  4. crow131 says:

    It says that nowhere in the ad-just the scenario made me think of that book, I was being silly as it was my first thought-dozens of ponies 😉 And don’t be sorry comment whatever you like here!

  5. ruth ellen hoezee says:

    unfortunately, it is probally brother breeding sister , that was sired by her dams son, whose sire was her brother, who knows, but i bet alot of inbreeding going on here.

  6. crow131 says:

    Likely! And now I am hearing the music from “Deliverance” haha!

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