Dear Pony Pals,
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is celebrating
ponies and horses in a special exhibit THE HORSE. It will be on
until January 4, 2009. I went to see it with my almost-five-years-old
granddaughter, Pilar, last week. We both thought it was a fine exhibit.
You can read about the exhibit and learn some interesting things
about horses by visiting this website: www.amnh.org/exhibitions/horse
One fun thing about this is exhibit is the way it is advertised.
There are life-sized model horses on the grounds and entrance of
the museum. Each one is painted in an unusual way. One of the horses
that Pilar particularly liked was painted like a starry night.
liked the one that is painted with galloping wild horses. It was
a beautiful painting on or off a horse.
Isn’t it interesting the way the artist put a hand on the
head of the horse?
Two others that we liked were the Polo horse...
the horse that was painted to look like it operated like a machine.
of the reasons I particularly enjoyed seeing these painted horses
is because the Pony Pals painted a life-sized model pony in one
of my Pony Pal books. It is book #38: PONIES ON PARADE. In this
Pony Pal adventure Wiggins is having a Fall Festival, which includes
ten painted life-sized pony models.
is a contest to see who will have a chance to paint one of these
ponies. The library gives out papers with two outlines of a pony
– one with a view from the side, the other with a view from
above. It’s a perfect project for the Pony Pals. They turn
in their drawing and win one of the ponies. I won’t tell you
how they paint the pony or what Tommy and Mike do when they find
out what the Pony Pals are doing in Anna’s garage. It’s
all in PONIES ON PARADE.
The Webmaster put an outline of a pony in the WIGGINS WEEKLY and
ClubPonyPals has their own contest of painted ponies on the web
is great. Anna drew a picture of a pony to paint.
here for a printable version of this art.
Can you draw a
painted pony? Click on the pony picture above to get a printable
version. Email or send your drawing in to Club Pony Pals. Deadline
for entries is September 30, 2008.
My name is Taylor and I love reading your pony Pals Books. I have
read a lot of them, but was wondering if you could send me a list
of the books as, it would make it easier for me to collect the
Click here to see the list.
Hi! My name is Sarah. I share a horse with my grandpa. His name
is Charlie, he is a Quarter Horse, he’s 29 years old, and
I ride western. I can’t WAIT until the game on ClubPonyPal.com!!
I am VERY excited! I mean, I have tried a lot of games similar
to this sort, but this sounds fun!! I have some questions though,
1. Will we do the same adventures as in the Pony Pals books?
2. Will we be with the Pony Pals?
3. Is our pony a pony or a horse?
4. Can we choose to ride English or Western?
5. Can we have more than 1 pony or horse?
6. Can we do other things like take our ponies or horses swimming?
I am also attaching a picture of Charlie!!
isn’t the best picture, but I did my best!!
1. Some of the adventures will be based on the Pony Pals books.
But they won't be the same. Reading the books might help you solve
the puzzles and games, though.
2. To start out with you will just be with your pony, learning to
ride. As the game gets bigger you will be able to visit the Pony
3. Your pony is a pony. But you get to choose its color and name.
4. To start out with there will only be English saddles. Western
saddles will be added later
5. You will be able to have more than one pony
6. There will be lots of adventures. Swimming is not planned. Yet.