Neighborhood Ponies

March 09, 2008 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Spain 831 views

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Aligned with stripeThere’s this little walled off area near my neighborhood where, occasionally, a pair of ponies can be seen. I’m not sure why their master puts them there. There’s almost no grass, and a lot of litter, tossed casually over the wall by passersby on the sidewalk. With their stubby little legs, big round bodies, and obvious boredom, they look so forelock forlorn that I cannot resist giving them a little scratch on the muzzle. Yesterday, I spotted them as I drove home from the grocery store and walked over to see them.

Looking bashfully over the wall. In a twist of heart-wrenching fate, the wall that holds them captive could be jumped over by almost any other animal…except them.

Pony Face

Pony face.

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Down at his level. You can see his white companion in the background.

Short legs, lotsa trash

The wide angle lens can be cruel sometimes. But really, it’s like he’s got a beach ball body and Dixie cup legs.


His friend, Whitey, isn’t nearly as friendly/lonely/tolerant, so I didn’t spend as much time with him.

And those are the ponies of the neighborhood. Get it? NEIGH-borhood? Nyuk nyuk.

  • A dwarf pony? He is soooo cute!! He looks healthy and well-taken care of, although his patch of land does look pretty barren. The primary pony looks as though he’s got a little dachshound in his family tree with those “Dixie cup legs,” as you so wonderfully put it.

    You’ve got to find the owner and find out what the deal is with those two ponies. I hope you blog about these two again in the future. 🙂

  • It’s pretty rare that they show up on that patch of land, and confusing why they would do so. The best I can come up with is that their owner brings them down from his rural farm when he comes into town to shop/barhop/do business. Of course I don’t normally pass by there, so their appearances might be more frequent.

    There is an equestrian center in the neighboring town, and they have some pretty rare beasts, so maybe that’s related. I don’t know. If I get any more information, I’ll post it.

  • I saw them again today…
    Dirty Ponies

    …a little wetter and muddier.