Pony love ... by any name
By BREE PRICE
DUSTY the gelding Shetland pony is in the middle of an equine identity crisis.
His four-year-old owner, Anna Drewe, has renamed him Sally and loves to dress him up with pink ribbons and rosettes.
Anna's father, Robert Drewe, said Dusty-Sally was a very tolerant pony.
"She brushes him and combs his hair, puts little rosettes on his forehead and all that girly stuff," Mr Drewe, of Fernleigh, said.
"Anna likes to pretty him up.
"He's a very patient and gentle horse, he's like a dog."
Anna said she liked to "brush her (Sally's) hair" the most.
Anna rode Sally in the Girls Under 6 Pony Class at the Bangalow Show on Saturday, winning the division.
She said her first place ribbon was now her favourite ribbon that she owned, but it would have been even better if it was pink, her favourite colour.
Anna was led around the ring on Sally, and completed walking and trotting sections.
She said she enjoyed trotting the most.
Mr Drewe said his daughter had been riding for about a year, and this was her first Bangalow Show.
"We put her on a pony and she liked it," Mr Drewe said.
"Her older brother, Sam, also rides and she looks up to him, now and then."