Dash

The boys had been asking for a pony for a while but I just wasn’t sure if they were ready. A friend of mine sent me Dash’s photo and info and I knew right away that the boys needed him! He was already kid-safe and was a family pony so off I went to go…

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Gold, The Inexpensive Miniature Horse

DreamHorse.com was a wonderful place to look at and dream about owing a special equine.  One day I was perusing the site and there was Buckeye WCF I’m All Gold. He was a pretty buckskin, pinto, miniature horse, weanling, gelding.  Gold was offered by one of the most prestigious miniature horse farms in the country.…

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Polka Dot

We bought Polka Dot from our friend Emily Ream in the summer of 2022 as a pasture mate for our retired horse, Parker. We had recently lost our last pony and Parker was very lonely. Polka Dot was kid-safe and mother-approved and knew how to ride and drive so she was the perfect fit for our family.…

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Toby

I will write you a few lines to let you know how my pony is getting along. “Toby” is certainly the dearest pony of the bunch. I never knew what it was to be happy before I got “Toby.” He dearly loves me and I do him. He stands on a box, rolls a barrel…

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Our Ray of “Sunshine”

I wish I could tell every little boy and girl about our pony “Sunshine” and how happy my brother and I were the day he came. When we started out to get subscriptions to win a pony, people would tell us we were foolish and the Webb Publishing Company never gave away real live ponies,…

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My North “Star”

I received “Star” June 2nd and papa and I went to town to get him.  We had him in the wagon box in the crate and took him home with the oxen, which you will see in the picture. “Star” is a pretty, brown Shetland pony, three years old and forty-one inches tall and very…

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The Sweetest Kind of “Marmalade”

I will now tell you about my pony “Marmalade” that came all the way from St. Paul, Minn., to Sunny California. One day I happened to find a paper with ever so many ponies in it, and as I always wanted one I became very much interested in it and wanted to try and win…

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My Dear “Ranger”

My pony, “Shadyside Ranger” arrived July 29th. It was a rainy day but mamma hitched her driving horse to the farm wagon and drove to the depot and as she came down the street everyone was saying “Oh see, the dear little pony going down to the Towers Farm.” They all knew where he was…

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Trump

[From 1907 to 1918, the Webb Publishing Company hired children to sell subscriptions to The Farmer’s Wife magazine. Some of these children, due to their exceptional salespersonship, were awarded the grand prize. The grand prize was a Shetland pony, along with a saddle and bridle.] When I got a letter that I was one of…

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My Darling “Tip”

[From 1907 to 1918, the Webb Publishing Company hired children to sell subscriptions to The Farmer’s Wife magazine. Some of these children, due to their exceptional salespersonship, were awarded the grand prize. The grand prize was a Shetland pony, along with a saddle and bridle. The following letter to the publishing company is written in…

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