Pony and Ball Show
November 7, 2010 10:26 AM   Subscribe

Pony plays with a Giant Green Ball
posted by Del Far (27 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
OMG PONIES!!!!11!!

So cute. If it's really okay for him to throw himself around and fall like that, I've learned something -- I thought that it was Very Bad for any equine besides a foal to fall over and break a leg.
posted by Countess Elena at 10:35 AM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cool. I dig that pony.
posted by Liquidwolf at 10:43 AM on November 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


I think it's actually a colt? Not a pony.
posted by hermitosis at 10:50 AM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's sad how the pony breaks up with the ball in the end. "You and me are done, ball!"
posted by cjorgensen at 10:51 AM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cute - yes. But probably also some kind or rather hazardous sex toy.
posted by rongorongo at 10:55 AM on November 7, 2010


Awwww.....
posted by ph00dz at 10:59 AM on November 7, 2010


Not a pony but a colt. Colts are young horses and this is a very young horse indeed, a foal really, probably less than a year old. Just checked, heh, I was right: born April 6.

Wikipedia: The distinction between a horse and pony is not simply a difference in height, but other aspects of phenotype or appearance, such as conformation and temperament. Ponies often exhibit thicker manes, tails, and overall coat. They also have proportionally shorter legs, wider barrels, heavier bone, shorter and thicker necks, and short heads with broad foreheads. They may have calmer temperaments than horses and also a high level of equine intelligence that may or may not be used to cooperate with human handlers.[27] In fact, small size, by itself, is sometimes not a factor at all. While the Shetland pony stands on average 10 hands (40 inches, 102 cm),[32] the Falabella and other miniature horses, which can be no taller than 30 inches (76 cm), the size of a medium-sized dog, are classified by their respective registries as very small horses rather than as ponies.[33]
posted by mygothlaundry at 11:05 AM on November 7, 2010


It's a spunky little stud colt named Cruz, about 3.5 months old in the ball video. Foals can get pretty rambunctious and play rough! It's not a big deal in general for horses to fall over or wipe out when they're tearing around having fun.
posted by drlith at 11:08 AM on November 7, 2010


"Beer. Because you never got that pony." - seen on billboard along I-10
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 11:17 AM on November 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Alright you got me, its a colt, but in the process of posting the link i felt that pony would get the point across easier compared to colt. But its adorable and happy, focus on that!
posted by Del Far at 11:24 AM on November 7, 2010


Big cats play with pumpkins
posted by gottabefunky at 11:25 AM on November 7, 2010 [8 favorites]


Don't often see larger animals just playing for the sake of fun. I wonder what a giraffe would play with?
posted by pyrex at 11:46 AM on November 7, 2010


A basketball & hoop, of course.
posted by gottabefunky at 11:47 AM on November 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


They live in harmony. Harmony.
posted by griphus at 11:52 AM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Related.
posted by hydrophonic at 12:02 PM on November 7, 2010


That made me smile so very much.
posted by SaharaRose at 12:03 PM on November 7, 2010


Was just working up the balls to post a pony request but I got foaled again
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on November 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


Countess Elena: I thought that it was Very Bad for any equine besides a foal to fall over and break a leg.

drlith: It's not a big deal in general for horses to fall over or wipe out when they're tearing around having fun.

Also stunt horses. See those old Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott westerns, for example.
posted by carsonb at 2:09 PM on November 7, 2010


This post makes me happy.
posted by Jelly at 2:10 PM on November 7, 2010


This should be a greensceen contest.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:29 PM on November 7, 2010


Moose also seem to get a kick (hah!) playing with balls.. I wonder what they'd do with a hula hoop?
posted by Erasmouse at 2:41 PM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Watching the cat video, I couldn't help but think those big cats are pretending those pumpkins are severed human heads.

It wasn't quite so cute after that.
posted by duvatney at 3:27 PM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love to watch horses play. I used to know a horse whose favorite object was a traffic cone. He would fling that thing around and chase it like crazy. Very fun to watch.
posted by OolooKitty at 6:01 PM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


The 2010 version of the big cats playing with pumpkins includes more splashes, more dashes, more snarling (to make sure we don't think the lions are cute enough that we want them as housepets, apparently) and extremely high levels of cuteness. Watch out for the tigers, pumpkins. . .
posted by arnicae at 6:06 PM on November 7, 2010


I wonder what a giraffe would play with?

Giraffes play with peacocks!
posted by jamaro at 8:50 PM on November 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Horses are a common subjects for my photography, and I'm particularly pleased when I get them doing something other than standing and looking cool. Running, playing, etc. But my very favorite moment, and one I don't get nearly often enough, is when they are doing that wonderful thing where they roll onto their backs with their legs all akimbo and twist around like they are trying to solve an itch.

There is something so freaking beautiful about an animal that big being that goofy.

Therefore this video is full of goodness.
posted by quin at 8:27 AM on November 8, 2010


Dude. I'm tripping balls.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:57 AM on November 8, 2010


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