Horses at Mc Donalds, Chincoteague Island and Busch Gardens

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Good morning everyone-Chincoteague Va is famous for the ponies. It was the reason I decided to visit there. Originally I had planned on going in July for the pony swim but I have heard that there can be 10,000 people that come to that so I opted to pass on that for this yr. They have places that they can be spotted during the yr including on different cruises on the Islands. I didn't see anything in Assateague Island which is on the Maryland side. I planned on a cruise on Chincoteague in hopes of seeing not only horses but dolphins. I didn't get to see any dolphins but I had seen them in Virginia beach on a cruise.

Well life is full of surprises. I was originally planned for the 10 am cruise but there were only 3 people scheduled so it got switched to 1 p.m.  That morning I went to Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge. While I did see several birds, there were no ponies to be seen.

I headed back to grab lunch and call the personal care aide taking care of Mom before heading for the 1 p.m. cruise. I was parked in the parking lot of McDonalds taking on the phone with the aide when I spotted my first ponies. I was excited as I saw 3 of them.  I got off the phone and went over to where they were. They were beautiful animals.

There were 3 gumball type machines you could put in a quarter and get corn. I did that but it was only about 1/8 of a cup for the quarter. I also spotted a sign that said horse feed $.50 a bag. The ponies were beside this bicycle place so I went in to see if that is where the horse food was. I got 2 bags. There was a bit more food for the $.50 than than the $.25 cent corn machine gave you.

Well these beauties knew what I had and it didn't take them long to get up to come get their treats.

 

THIS BEAUTY WAS THE ONLY STANDING

 

THIS ONE WAS STRETCHED OUT ENJOYING THE SUN UNTIL I BROUGHT OUT THE FOOD

 

 

 

THIS ONE WAS SITTING DOWN BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE HIM LONG TO GET UP ONCE I BROUGHT OUT THAT FOOD. FUNNY HOW THAT HAPPENS. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE COLOR OF THIS ONE. THE OTHER TWO COULD HAVE BEEN TWINS.

 

 

 

I DIDN'T THINK TO ASK BUT I AM ASSUMING THE LADIES THAT OWNS THESE 3 PONIES BOUGHT THEM DURING THE PONY AUCTION THEY HAVE IN JULY WHEN THEY ALSO HAVE THE ANNUAL PONY SWIM.  THIS WAS A REAL TREAT.

 

After leaving there I went on the cruise. Hoping to see more. They were elusive and while I didn't see only this one. It was great because she had a colt too. She was at a distance and I cropped it to bring it as close as possible.

 

 

Now the last one I saw wasn't a pony and it wasn't on Chincoteague Island. It was at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and it was a Clydesdale. While I only saw one on the way in as I rode the train around the whole place I saw another one.

Who would have thought I would have gotten the best close ups and be as close to these beautiful animals next to a McDonalds and off the island. All in all a great time.

 

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Sharon Lee
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Rob-They are indeed and you are welcome

Jun 01, 2015 07:03 AM #15
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Kathy Streib
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Sharon- I am so happy that you got to take some time away and to enjoy all of the things that you've seen.  And, I' thank you for sharing your pictures with us.  I din't know about these ponies. 

Jun 01, 2015 01:00 PM #16
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Sharon Lee
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Kathy-I found out about them I believe about a year ago.  It was great to get away. You are welcome.

Jun 01, 2015 09:21 PM #17
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Jon Kolsky
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Sharon Lee ~ thanks for sharing your awesome adventure! I love hearing and reading about places I did not know existed, but I also love hearing how much fun you are having, too! I know how much work it is taking care of your mom, and you are so deserving of having fun and seeing the world... Thanks for putting a huge smile on my face this morning

Jun 02, 2015 01:49 AM #18
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Hi Sharon, I love the cute horses, excellent photography and fun to read.

Jun 02, 2015 02:39 AM #19
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Sharon Lee
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Thank you Jon Kolsky I appreciate that. I didn't know it existed until last yr. It is a beautiful place,  Glad I could put a smile on your face, These ponies sure did

Thank you Noah-They were beautiful.

 

Jun 02, 2015 03:17 AM #20
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Love the pictures,  Sharon Lee   I would love to go there. Looks like you loved it.

Jun 05, 2015 02:01 AM #21
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You would love it Toni. I had a great time.

Jun 05, 2015 02:54 AM #22
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Hi, Sharon...I'm so glad you shared your pictures. You did a nice job with them. I've wanted to see these ponies myself. I read the Misty book as a child. 

Jun 15, 2015 01:58 PM #23
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Hi Debbie-Thank you. You would love them. Several folks have read the book. I never have.

Jun 15, 2015 06:29 PM #24
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Hi, Sharon!

Enjoyed the wonderful photos.  I have been to Assateague a few times as well as Chincoteague,  but not for the pony swim.  (Too many people for me.)  I did get to see many ponies during my visits.  One pony was in the parking lot sleeping behind a parked vehicle.  This vehicle could not leave because it was blocked  and the owner of the car could not scare the pony away.  He ended up staying until the pony decided to move.  It was funny to watch a non-horseperson try to persuade a horse to move.

BTW, I have also seen the Clydesdales at numerous times.  They are so nice and gentle, but huge.  They make my large horses look like ponies.

Thanks for the post.

Brigita

Jul 28, 2015 05:50 AM #25
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Hi Brigita-I have a feeling it would be too many people for me too.  Horses can be very stubborm so I can see why someone who hasn't been around them wouldn't understand what makes them tick. I saw my first Clydesdale ar Busch gardens in Williamsburg on this same trip/ You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 28, 2015 09:28 AM #26
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These ponies have a very fascinating history...at least to me. I'm a horse lover. I really do appreciate your pictures. I will have to go and see the ponies myself one of these days. 

Mar 09, 2016 10:55 AM #27
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Debbie Laity -They do indeed have a interesting history and I too love horses. You would love seeing them and I am glad you enjoyed them.

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Sharon, you've been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue! 

                                          Travellers in the Rain!

 

 

Mar 29, 2016 02:35 AM #29
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 -Thank you so much. Greatly appreciated.

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Congratulations, Sharon, on the Feature!

Brigita

Mar 29, 2016 10:44 PM #31
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Brigita McKelvie -Thank you

Mar 29, 2016 11:36 PM #32
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I think it's great you got to see them. I really need to make a point of getting out there and taking one of the cruises. 

Dec 03, 2016 07:32 PM #33
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It was something I thoroughly enjoyed. McDonalds was the closest I got to see the ponies Debbie Laity 

Dec 04, 2016 07:36 AM #34
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