9 responses to Pony Parade at New Bedford, Ohio (Panorama)
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    Bill Rushby
    Comment on Pony Parade at New Bedford, Ohio (Panorama) (May 19th, 2015 at 06:38)

    I wish I could be there for the event!

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Pony Parade at New Bedford, Ohio (Panorama) (May 19th, 2015 at 06:47)

    Looks like everyone is having a fun time. Thanks for sharing the pictures…

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    Comment on I'm from New Bedford... (May 19th, 2015 at 07:13)

    I'm from New Bedford...

    Massachusetts! It is a small city, the most profitable fishing port in the US, the start of the novel Moby Dick, and definitely NOT a place where pony parades are common, lol!

    Thank you for the interesting photo. I really enjoyed searching for details. The colors of the outfits and the bright green field were so inviting!

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    Comment on small towns are awesome. (May 19th, 2015 at 09:32)

    small towns are awesome.

    small towns are awesome.

    My aunt, uncle, and their children and grand children live in a town that you can stroll around the outer road loop in the town site in about 20 minutes, if you ever had seen the Canadian sitcom “Corner Gas” it is kind of like that but not as cartoony comical (although there will be humour if you look for it)

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    Comment on Pony Parade at New Bedford, Ohio (Panorama) (May 19th, 2015 at 21:42)

    Is it just me, or are there a lot less suspenders than one would expect to see at such a gathering?

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    Comment on Lots of chrome (May 21st, 2015 at 03:37)

    Lots of chrome

    Some horse people would say that many of those ponies have “lots of chrome” on them. Not that they are hitched to a buggy or wagon with actual chrome on it, but that they are flashy in their coloring: paints/pintos and at least one that may have some Appaloosa blood in it.

    Most of the Amish owned horses I have seen over the years have been solid colored horses; bays, blacks, sorrels, chestnuts, etc. Though I can’t say that I have ever paid any attention to the ponies that their children may drive.

    Does anyone know if is common in many Amish communities for the children to drive the flashy colored ponies seen in this panorama?

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      Comment on Pony chrome (May 21st, 2015 at 10:48)

      Pony chrome

      Love the expression. I’m not an equine person, but to these eyes the ponies don’t look any differently from those you usually see Amish children driving. It would make sense that for a casual fun event like this they’d just use their own regular ponies, and especially since Amish aren’t really into “show” events anyway.

      But interesting to learn that there is such a thing as a flashy pony and that that seems to be what a lot of Amish kids drive.

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