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December 7, 2012

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Mickey, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mickey
Age: Six years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Shetland Pony
Home: Thunder Bay, Canada
   Mickey (Mickey Blue Eyes is his full name) is my special boy for many reasons, he always cheers me up when I go to see him, he is playful and has an awesome personality. He's also your typical naughty pony so that keeps things interesting!

    I try to get out to see him at least three times a week, I live close to the city and don't have much of my own land so he stays at a stable half an hour away from where I live. I'm a student and I work a lot so I definitely need my pony down time! He is very affectionate, he loves hugs and cuddles. (If anyone but me tries to cuddle him though, he has a bad habit of head butting them!) He comes when I call, and we are working on riding without a saddle and bridle (just a rope around his neck). As far as tricks go he can side pass, collect and extend his paces and jump fairly high for his size, I wouldn't call those "tricks" exactly, but I have never been much into teaching my horses/ponies tricks. He loves tag! I will let him out in our indoor arena and start to run and he'll begin to chase me, then I'll turn around and chase him, it's lots of fun!

    As far as the naughty pony thing; there are many stories there! As I said he has a bad habit of head butting people who aren't me, every so often he gets bored while I an riding him so he pretends to spook at things to try to unseat me. He bucks occasionally and one day last winter I took him out for a long ride in the snow, through the woods and when we stopped at a meadow he decided to lay down! So all of a sudden I went from being on top of my pony to being sideways on the ground underneath him! He is my very special pony!

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