Pony’s Tea Party
These ponies add a touch of class to any party...
Kirsty Mcwilliam, 28, Faskally
All eyes were on our fabulous ponies as they made their way down the cobbled street. They strut down the road with their smartest hats on, and made their way to an appointment they wouldn’t want to miss.
My mum, Amanda, 51, and I decided to take our little darlings – Dexter and Dainty – for a day of treats, and the first stop was the salon!
We do kids’ birthday parties with them, so they get their hair done fairly regularly, however we wanted to give them a more relaxing pampering session this time.
Dexter and Dainty had a hard choice ahead of them as they decided which colours they liked.
Of course, they wanted their hard-working hooves to look their very best!
At the salon, we did have a moment of worry when Dexter got a little carried away and looked as if he might swallow the nail varnish bottle, but beautician Angie saved the day by holding the bottle for him.
Dainty and Dexter eventually chose different, but complimentary shades of red.
With each hoof being bigger than the average nail, they got to bask in the glory of the pamper session for longer than most. Although they have excellent manners, there were many opportunities for things to go amiss as they swished around the salon.
Dainty and Dexter are VIPS, as they have day jobs which require a great deal of concentration, strength and lots of trust. They are the back bone behind my stunt riding business. Stunt riders perform tricks and gymnastic feats, all while galloping along the ponies’ backs – hence the need for them to be super sturdy and dependable. It also explains why they need to have a few welldeserved days off. The duo
The duo deserve to be spoilt
were filled with rocked up at their next venue.
They had had a long day, and were ready for some refreshments.
Dainty and Dexter had their human friends, Louise Dow, 16, and Hetti Pinchbeck and Connie Liney, both 13, join them for a few cuppas.
It was Earl Grey for the girls, and luckily for the ponies, the owner of Hettie’s Tea Shop had herbal tea infusions, and they gave the leaves, which are rich in minerals, to the them as a treat. Caffeine doesn’t tend to agree with little horses, so water is all they need to hydrate properly.
Food wise, the pair feasted on their favourite treat – a lovely big slice of carrot cake.
They do seem to like carrot cake, but really they are just very fond of cake in general.
We did our best to make sure things didn’t get too
unruly as they worked out where the cake was coming from – the cake stand – and started trying to help themselves to another slice! Their happy tails swivelled around so violently at times that some of the crockery seemed done for, but luckily, disaster was averted! They didn’t smash anything, which is impressive, and their charming personas were enough to win over any startled glances from the other guests. Other diners, who hadn’t expected the pleasure of these furry presences, were really excited to share the small tea space with the well-meaning and pampered ponies. The pair had a whale of a time getting accustomed to the high life, but life is not all cakes and pampering.
Dexter and Dainty had other important things to do.
They were off to hang out at a care home for the rest of the day.
They spent some time with the lovely residents, most of whom were wheelchair-bound.
It really cheered up the residents, but I had to be careful that they didn’t get too close to the polystyrene seats, which they seemed to think woud be another tasty treat to munch on!
Dainty often made the mistake of thinking the green felt carpet at the home was a tasty patch of grass – despite being full up on carrot cake!
They hoofed it to tea
Kirsty gets her mane done
Time for ice cream