I should have blogged about this sooner, when it wasn’t last year’s news!
I’m a fan of local newspapers. One of my favourites is The Keswick Reminder (it inspired the newspaper in my novel). When I first saw it, I couldn’t believe it: eight pages, no colour, heavier paper than regular newsprint. I'd include a link -- but they don't have a website.
I love things in miniature, and I also love horses. So this story in The Cumberland News about the surprise birth a Falabella foal, just days before Christmas, warmed my heart. (No, I'm not afraid to be syrupy!)
I would love to have been one of the children in the photo. How wonderful for a five-year-old to stand face-to-face with a horse, then actually bend down to stroke the foal. When I was five, ponies were HUGE!
And I’ve decided; when my dreams come true and I have a house with a field, I will own two of these miniature horses.
Friday, 4 January 2008
It will be an ideal world, so... I think I’ll also buy a Fell Pony!