Every now and then the stars and planets align in life and great things just fall into your lap. Anyone who has met my daughter Henley knows that she is animal crazy just like her mom and dad. Although we have two horses already they are adult size horses and just not the right fit to be Henley’s first horse. Well a couple months ago I was chatting with my mother when she asked me does Henley want a pony? I resisted the urge to immediately scream of course my daughter wants a pony, I thought I better run that by my wonderful loving husband. Surprisingly my husband was completely on board with getting said pony and actually thought it was a brilliant idea.
Plans started forming as to how and when Henley’s new pony would get here as he lived in South Carolina at the time. Janet one of my mom’s friends had this pony for her children and he sounded perfect. Dickens is a Pony of The Americas pony and is absolutely adorable. He is in his late 20’s and has had many little girls who have loved him and cared for him. Janet being wonderful offered to drive Dickens all the way up to upstate New York for us.
Yesterday was the day that sweet Dickens finally arrived! They didn’t get here until late last night as they were driving and Henley didn’t get to meet him until this morning. The pure joy and delight on my child’s face when she realized there was an extra horse in the barn and that it was hers was amazing. Henley immediately pet Dickens and told him he was a good boy, she then proceeded to feed him several carrots. The gentleness of this pony with my daughter amazed me he seemed to just know this little person is mine and I must take good care of her! I think that this sweet pony is going to thrive here with my little girl and I cannot wait to see how their bond and relationship grow!