The other day, you met his sister Lucky. Today, you meet the grey stud. Well, actually he’s a gelding, but just the same. Look at that studly face. He’s also a Connamara pony…he just didn’t get the memo that he was supposed to be pony size. I’m not sure of his actual height, but he is clearly taller than his sister. That is okay, he’s a beauty. A grey beauty. That took me a bit to understand. How he was considered grey. Even as they explained it, it just baffled me.
It’s all about the skin tone and the skin tone under that silky hair of his is blackish making his coat grey. It’s more obvious now that summer is here, but when I first met him, I couldn’t see it. They are considered white if their skin is pink underneath their coat. I am getting it now…mainly because the grey is more obvious now.
Mr. Aidan is about as patient as his sister. Neither like having to stand in the barn. Who can blame them? They love knowing what is going on and being front and center. Aidan will stomp and rear, neigh and paw…whatever it takes to get attention. They love treats and being loved on. I’m happy to do both.
These are some of my favorite pictures so far. I wish I had gone a bit higher on the shutter speed, but I think that it works. He looks amazing. I also love that he actually wears a rope halter, because it was a lot easier to shop out. There are a couple of areas that were difficult to perfect, but I don’t think that the flaws stand out too much. At least I hope not. What I do hope is that you like them too.
Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
Montana Rose Photography