Parties ain’t Parties…
There are all kinds of kids’ parties – pool parties, pirate parties, princess parties… and of course, pony parties.
Not ALL pony parties are equal however… and the one we were lucky enough to attend on the school holidays was a cracker.
It was the kind of Pony Party where you BRING YOUR OWN PONY.
Not ONLY did guests bring their own steed…
And have marble cake in a horse theme … (with blueberries)
They THEN got to work cattle. AS you do…
They had a ball. But of course, even all this was not quite horsey enough excitement for our daughter.
Remember that gorgeous little black-and-white led pony in that first photo?
This one second from the right?
And little Hoppy, whilst clearly utterly gorgeous, needed a bit of ‘sorting out’. Apparently the little varmint gets a bit naughty when it is OFF the lead, and the grey pony to the left was also being a bit of a possum… so Violet and my cousin’s daughter thought they’d help out. They leapt aboard the two little ponies and THIS is what ensued…
1)the size of this horse against the cattle (about six inches shorter) and
s) the fact that Violet couldn’t get her boots in the stirrups (they are ‘little kid’ ones with the toes closed in).
Do you think he knows who he is dealing with?
Here we go… lining up a steer…
Ride ‘em COWGIRL!!
The crowd went wild (we were cheering so hard I missed our daughter letting go both reins and giving a double Victory punch as Hoppy decided to give it up – would have been interesting to see what would have happened had he thrown in a buck then!).
Did you notice that her smile NEVER SLIPPED through the whole thing? It still makes me giggle…
So to recap.
Hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed taking them!
PS Yes, Violet did have quite impressive bruises on the inside of her knees. Show and tell!