Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Pony Swim and Pony Parade 2018 - with Photos

Despite rain, sometimes heavy, the 93rd Annual Pony Swim and Pony Parade went off without a hitch - but with a minor glitch.  All of the ponies made their swim, or were trailered to the Carnival Grounds.  However, the four adult Misty-descendant mares had never made the swim before.  They started across the Channel twice, then broke away and returned to Assateague.  They are there now.  The glitch, however, was that Suzy's Sweetheart and Riptide's colt had decided to connect with those four mares before the swim.  He, too, turned back to Assateague - and went back ashore.  But don't worry. The Saltwater Cowboys rounded him up, put him on the horse barge, and ferried him across the Channel, re-uniting him with his Mom.  Everything turned out fine.  King Neptune was raffled off Wednesday evening; he was Tunie's colt.
   The Pony Auction will begin at 8 a.m. at the Carnival Grounds.  I'll be reporting on the prices Friday....
   Hope you enjoy the following photos of the swim and parade to the carnival grounds.

Suzy's Sweetheart's colt leaving the barge to find Mom

After a 45 to 60 minute rest, the ponies then travel the streets to the Carnival Grounds:

My girl's butt has the 15 brand in this photo

King Neptune:
Dam: Tuney, Sire: Hoppy

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