Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chincoteague Ponies

I am linking up with Scenic Sunday   and  Camera Critters

I am sure a lot of bloggers have read the book Misty Of Chincoteague, it was my favorite book as a child. The Chincoteague volunteer fire dept auctions off the ponies in July every year to raise money. They are also doing what is called buy-backs. The buy-backs are foals that the firemen had picked to stay in the herd. The foals are auctioned off  at the pony penning to give people a chance to "own" a Chincoteague pony without having to take it home. The new owners will get the foals official registry name and a certificate but the foal will stay on the island with the rest of the Chincoteague herd.

On Friday evening the cowboys were rounding up the 40-50 of the Chincoteague ponies for a vet check and to get their worming medicine. This happens three times a year in April, October and July.

One of my YouTube videos of the Chincoteague horses all gathered for their worming medicine. I captured some of the horses making sounds after getting their medicine, probably something similiar to the sounds I would make if I was given some icky tasting medicine. Well maybe not the same sound I would make but you know what I mean..

A shot of the horses penned waiting for their turn of the worming shot.  The Pintos are my favorite I love the multi colors.

The horses have numbers on their thighs, which are actually the number showing the year they were born. This one above was born in 2006

In the background the Palomino  stallion Chief( the white one)  is fighting again with another stallion. They do not like being penned up in a small area. They get jealous over their groups of mares.

I would not want to be the one trying to hold this gate shut.  The Chief was being a bad boy while penned up, fighting and kicking other horses.

Above you can see the vet shooting the worming medicine into Chiefs mouth.

The two dominant stallions Prince born in 2007 is off white with white spots and the other off white horse is the Chief born in 2008. They are all beautiful horses and I took so many photos. It is was hard to choose which one to add to my post.

To see more scenic photos check out Scenic Sunday  and to see more cute and wonderful critters check out Camera Critters.  Thanks to the Holley's  and to Misty Dawn for hosting these fun memes. Thank you also for stopping by to see my post. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lighthouse & Chincoteague Island, Virginia

These are some scenes from Chincoteague Island Virginia and the Assateague National Seashore for my Scenic Sunday  post. To see more scenic shots from around the world click on my link.

The view from the top of the lighthouse. There were free climbs to the top celebrating  the 144th  birthday of the lighthouse.

This shot above you can see the wildlife drive and the Atlantic Ocean.

I hope you enjoyed my views of the Assateague Lighthouse on the Chincoteague NWR. To see more beautiful scenes from around the world check out Scenic Sunday.  Thanks to the host of Scenic Sunday and also thank you for stopping by to see my Scenic post. Have a great weekend!