Friday, May 22, 2009

Pony Gårder .... Pony Farms

Overalt i Danmark har vi gårder med Shetland Ponys. Jeg ser dem hver gang jeg kører langs med vejen undre mig hvorfor vi har så mange her. I Amerika ser du Shetland ponies i en cirkus eller karnival-- hvor forældre kan betale for deres børn at ride på en pony. Det gøre mig trist hver gang jeg ser dem fordi de ponies er bundet til en rør og går rundt og rundt...hele dag lang.


Everywhere in Denmark we have Shetland Pony farms. I see them each time I drive down the road and I wondered why we have so many here. In America you usually see Shetlands in the circus or carnival---where parents can pay for their children to ride a pony. It makes me so sad to see them because the ponies are all tied to a pole and walk around and around....all day long.


Denne uge spurgde jeg Mads hvis Danmark opdrager Shetlands for at eksporte dem til Amerika for cirkuset og carnival og han grinede.... "Hvad siger du??" Jeg forklarede til ham om ponies i Amerika og han rystede på hovedet og sagde "ABSOLUT IKKE. Vi opdrager dem for børn som gerne vil lære at ride på heste....de begynder på ponies til de bliver klar til en stor hest.... Vi opdrager dem ikke for at eksporte til cirkuset!" Jeg følte mig bedre efter han sagde dette.


This week I asked Mads if Denmark raises Shetlands to export them to America for the circus and carnival and he just laughed... "WHAT are you talking about?!" I explained to him about my experience with ponies in America and he shook his head and "ABSOLUTELY NOT. We raise them for children who want to learn to ride horses... they begin on the ponies until they are ready for the bigger horses....We do not export them to the circus!" I felt much better after that....

I onsdags lagde jeg mærke til en pony gård på vej til Videbæk... jeg har kørt langs med den mange gang før men i onsdags så jeg noget speciel.....noget meget sødt...... Kig...

On Wednesday I noticed a pony farm on the way to Videbæk.... I have driven past it many times before but on Wednesday, I saw something special...something so cute... Take a look!


5 comments:

Nichole said...

cute cute cute!!

journeyinfinite said...

***CODE RED -- CUTENESS LEVEL FIVE***
Falling

off

chair...

LadyFi said...

Sweet photo!

On Thursday, I took the anklebiters to a Swedish farm where the lady had lots of Shetland ponies. It's a great way for kids to learn to ride. We also have Iceland horses here, which are also good for riding.

My son has been scared of horses, but this tiny Shetland called Rufus has changed his mind and he rode for a whole hours, bursting with pride!

SH said...

Have I ever told you how much I am disturbed by horses? Their nostrils are the size of Ivory soap bars and when they run, they look like sacks of potatoes. I can't get past that. Even Shetland ponies...

Archaeogoddess said...

When I see them I shout out (to my husband's endless amusement), "lookeee! Stubby ponieeeeees!"