Pony News, Views and Attitudes -- Vol.2 No.19 -- November 17-23, 2008 PAGE 5

Got Questions? Help and Hints about the game

Hi! I registered for my acont a week ago and you haven't anything. What do I do???????

Dear Pony Pal Rebekah

You should get an email back that has a link to let you log in right away. Please try signing in again and creating a new account. A known problem is that Yahoo, a big email company, thinks that our signup email is "spam." Maybe this is the problem with your carrier.

Sometimes your computer thinks our signup email is junk mail and puts it in a spam folder. That means it does not show up in your in computer's email inbox.

Finally, one other common problem is if you mis-enter your adult person’s email address when you sign up. It must be perfect for our emails to get to them, and they have to click on a link that gives permission for you to play.

If you have not been able to sign up for our Pony Pals game, please try again. The email address you enter should get an email back from the game right away after you sign up. If you don’t see anything for five minutes, check your spam folder. If it is not there, write to CustomerCare@ClubPonyPals.com and we will help you set up your account.

Let us know. We really appreciate your help in getting this all to work.


My children recently tried to register accounts with Club Pony Pals but I received an undeliverable message regarding the confirmation emails that you tried to send to me. I was wondering if you could resend the confirmation emails for their user names
Thank you,

Dear Pony Pal Parent B

Thanks for writing.

I contacted your email provider but have not heard back that they are allowing emails from our domain to theirs. If you register and do not hear back from us right away, there is likely a problem with the email address you used for registration.

Write me back and I would be glad to help you with registration.

Write to CustomerCare@ClubPonyPals.com and we will help you set up your account.


i have it all right i cant get on HELP ME
katie cowgirl

Dear Pony Pal Katie
Please check your spam filter to make sure that our email has not been trapped there. If that doesn’t work, register again and see if you get an email back right away.
If this doesn’t work, write back and we can create an account for you.,


Can I enter splash`s or daisy`s stable? What can you do other than play a few things?I am very surprised how little I can figure out!

Dear Pony Pal Mark & Tannis

Thanks for your note. Our site is very limited right now. You can adopt a pony, groom it, feed it, saddle it and go ride in Crandal's paddock that is next to their barn.
Soon the riding experience will get much better as we launch the first part of Pony Pal trail.
Thanks so much for trying the game as it is now. Look for notices in the Wiggins Weekly as the world gets bigger.


I'm not sure if it's a glitch or not, but one of the fences are tan instead of white, and he pony is still slow. I have been thinking if the ponies would look like British, like Snow White in the old website. Also, I would like to see myself on the game!

Dear Pony Pal Summer

The fence's tan part may soon be a way to go out on trail from inside the paddock. Yes, the game is still kind of slow. Our new system administrator is a really good data management code writer. He is going through every bit of our site, one line at a time, finding out how to make it work the way we all want it to work.
Seeing yourself: when we sent out surveys last year, not too many people voted for that feature. Why would you like that? Please write and let us know.



Hey There, I was riding in the ponypal game and me and my horse got hungry. When I went back to the barn my horse was untacked and dirty again and It was fully fed. Is that supposed to happen or is it a glitch. Asl I wish the horse would move a little smoother. Finally I was wondering if I could have a section in wiggins weekly called What If? In my opinion there are a lot of questions like what if a horse ate too much, What if a horse and a car raced each other, What happens if a horse falls on the racetrack. Of course my specialty is in racing but I would be more than happy to answer any questions. Thanks for reading. Gabby

Dear Pony Pal Gabby
Your pony gets fed by the Crandal barn when you are away. Pretty soon, you will be able to help Crandal’s barn feed to your pony. Our Flash programmer is working to rewrite our barn's code. That's kind of like taking it apart and putting it back together again. But she is not using hammer and nails, just her computer. Some of the things you mention have been fixed.
If you would like to write some stuff for the Wiggins Weekly that would be fine. That is called "writing a column." As the WebMaster, I will read what you write and make sure it is OK, and then publish it. And that's all there is to it. Look for “What If” on page 5.
Pony Pals,



Dear Webmaster
This is my idea for a website banner . It can be across the top of any Wiggins Weekly Summer F

Dear Pony Pal Summer

Thanks for your banner -- it is just below in a new area "My Club Pony Pals."


banner by Summer F.

Gabby's Column
What would happen if....

... a rider only rides their pony in one direction in a circle?

If a rider rides their pony in one direction the pony would get used to going that perticular way. Sometimes a pony who has turned the same way enough will not respond to going the other way. This is dangerous. Also a horse should be wamed up on both sides so that the mucles on both sides are ready to work. A horse who has only wamed up in one direction may pull a muscle on the other side if told to go the oppisite way. Racehorses depending on the country only race one way. That is why it is rare to see horses from other countries on American tracks. This is because in most racing countries horses race clockwise around the track. In America we race in the counterclockwise direction. Racehorses don't usually perform their best going the oppisite way they are used to.

... a pony never had their feet trimmed?
If a pony didn't have their feet trimmed the hoffed would continue to grow. A pony that is regularly ridden can injure it's legs if it's feet become overgrown. Also the hoof may become deformed and make the horse lame defending on how serious the deformity was. Same as for injuring it's legs. So basicly you are just hurting your pony by not trimming it's hooves. To prevent overgrowth you should have a farrier come trim the hooves for you every 2 months.

..... a horse and car raced each other for 50 feet?
If a horse and car raced 50 feet the horse would win by a nose or so. A car depenting on the acceleration take time to get to top speed. A horse gets to top speed very quick and so the horse or pony would have a very great chance of winning.

... a horse and a human on foot raced each other over 20 miles? Who would win?
If a horse and human raced each other for 20 miles the horse would win because the horse has greater stamina and speed than a human. Of course if a say marathon runner tried and went the same speed as the horse they might have a chance of winning.

Here’s more from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: In the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells, a Man versus Horse Marathon is an annual race over 22 miles. Runners compete against riders on horseback. When you look at the times below, it’s clear that at a long distance the horse and human are about equal in speed.

Winners of the race and times




Runner Up



Geoffrey Allen on Dukes Touch of Fun (2:18:13)

John Macfarlane (2:18:43)



Florian Holzinger (2:20:30

Geoffrey Allen on Lucy (2:31:26



Denise Meldrum on Tarran Bay (2:10:29)

Haggai Chepkwony (2:19:06)



Lise Cooke on Gifted Lady (02:19:11)

Martin Shaw (02:26:03)



Huw Lobb (2:05:19)

Zoe White on Kay Bee Jay (2:07:36)



Robyn Petrie-Ritchie on Druimguiga Shemal (2:02)

Mark Croasdale (2:17)



Robyn Petrie-Ritchie on Druimguiga Shemal (2:02)

James McQueen (2:19)



Heather Evans on Royal Mikado (2:08:06)

Martin Cox (2:17:17)



Heather Evans on Royal Mikado (2:08)

Mark Croasdale (2:10)


Gabby says she will answer any questions about horses that she can. Send in your "What would happen if..." question to her care of the WebMaster


The story continues..

Summer F writes:

Six Girls, Six Ponies, And They Soon All Become One Club...
Meredith, Pam, Anna, Lulu, Summer, and Sunshine have a new problem.

A wild pony named Eye-High was to be trained by Meredith. But the pony becomes frisky and won't obey orders.

Can the six girls and ponies help Eye-High?

Or is the only thing Eye-High will be dog food?

Lulu S. writes:

Meredith and Pam looked over the fence at Eye High. He was running around, his eyes wide and snorting!

"He looks like he would be a good pony," Mer-mer said, "If we could ever catch him."

Pam picked up a pony halter and lead rope. She looked at the horse cookie jar next to Mer-mer's tack box, and grabbed a few Mrs. Pastures cookies for horses.

"Watch this," Pam said, as she walked toward the pony.

The pony started to run off but when Pam held out a Mrs. Pastures horse cookie he stopped.

Ally writes:

Then he came to Pam.

He took the cookie.

Jane writes:

Eye High never had a Mrs. Pastures cookie before. It took him a few seconds to figure out that he had to chew it up with his back teeth. Then he started to chew. And chew. And chew.

His eyes closed partway and he licked his lips. When he finished chewing Pam held out the halter. Eye High sniffed at it and Pam put it over his nose and gave him another cookie.

Pam said "He likes those!" as she buckled the halter. "Let's go clean you up."

But when Pam turned toward the barn, Eye High....

Ally writes

... fell to the ground.

Lulu writes

He really did not want to come with Pam.

Before Pam could turn around to get Eye High up, she heard a noise and turned around to see....

Summer F writes
.. a tan and white object running from the barn. Pam sighed with stress. It was Pongo, the Appaloosa foal.

Pongo was caught in quicksand and only by teamwork, Meredith, Pam, Anna, Lulu, Summer, and Sunshine were able to save him.

Pongo was sick from eating poisoned berries while lost, so he had been staying at the Animal Clinic.

Pongo been nothing but a troublemaker. First, he chased some leghorn hens at the pen. Pam bought them from Green Market when livestock were sold.

Then, Pongo rolled into red mud, making his coat, kind of a ruby color. He still had a faint stain. Then, he was bucking and kicking Lightning, bossing her to play. When Pam shooed him away, he just wheeled right back, and head-butted her so hard, she fell down.

One time they were having a barn sleepover, and Pongo was whinnying and chasing Acorn, Lightning, Hugo, Piddles, Squirrel, and Snow White. He was even chasing the school ponies. Pam tried to chase him away, but the raced right back. An like a bighorn sheep fighting another, he rammed Pam right into a puddle of black mud.

Anna, Lulu, Meredith, Summer, and Sunshine giggled. But they helped Pam get up and helped her shower. Then they put Pongo with them. But he kept stepping on each other's hair or sleeping bag. So they put him in Lightning's stall. And Pongo fought with Woolie, Pam's sheepdog when he was trying to herd her with Lighting. Woolie kept barking and snarling. But he yelped in panic when Pongo reared and punched Woolie on the side with his front hooves. So Woolie hardly ever went near Pongo.

This time, Pongo leapt like a cat and kicked Eye-High's rear with his back hooves. "Pongo!" said Pam, "Stop it!" Instead of running away, Eye-High reared and pushed Pongo so hard with his front hooves, Pongo was punched into the barn door. He chased him away. "Eye-High!" said Pam. Eye-High raced to his paddock. He was scared; you could see the whites of his eyes and his ears were laid back. "No cookies for that behavior!" Pam and Meredith saw Eye-High run around in his paddock. Pam and Meredith needed help, they needed their friends for this horse.


Ally writes:

He stopped.

Anna Harley writes:

Mrs. Crandal walked out from the barn. She had JB. He had a saddle on.

Next to JB all the ponies looked tiny.

Mrs. Crandal mounted JB. They walked over to the girls and ponies. She said looked down at them and said, "You know, if you just...."

Haley G. writes

" ….put him with the other ponies his age, he might just play with them, instead of bothering you!"

She rode off. Pam decided that the only way to make these two ponies come was to...

Bobby M.K. writes:

... put Pongo and Eye-High in different paddocks.

"Lulu, do you have a horse cookie?"

"Yes, I have a couple of Mrs. Pastures' cookies left in my pocket," said Lulu.

"Well, then I'll open the gate to the empty paddock next to this one and then go in there. I'll go fetch a halter and lead rope for Eye-High."

Pam quickly got a pony-sized halter and a lead rope while Lulu walked over to the empty paddock and opened the gate.

"Lulu, give a cookie to Anna," said Pam.

Lulu did.

"OK, now Lulu and Anna, stand at different ends of this paddock, Lulu, go stand by the exit gate " asked Pam.

They did. Pongo followed Anna, and Eye-High followed Lulu.

"OK, Lulu, give Eye-High his cookie, Anna you slowly walk down the fence with your cookie in sight but don't give to Pongo yet. When Eye-High gets his cookie, put your halter on him and lead him out the gate."

Lulu did. Eye-High looked happy. She led him out the exit gate.

Pongo saw Mrs. Crandal sitting on JB in the next paddock. Pongo was suddenly lonely when Eye-High had left. Anna walked toward JB and Mrs. Crandal. Anna climbed through the fence and walked toward JB. Pongo trotted over to the open gate into the next pasture and walked in. Mrs. Crandal leaned down from JB and gently closed the gate.

"OK, Anna, climb back through the fence, but be sure and give Pongo his cookie after you are outside," said Mrs. Crandal. Anna did. Pongo walked over. Anna gave him his cookie. Mrs. Crandal walked JB out another gate. Now Pongo and Eye-High were in different places.

Suddenly Eye-High....

Jane F. writes

...turned around and looked for Pongo. He looked for JB and then he looked for Lighting.

Mrs. Crandal and JB rode toward the training paddock. Soon they were out of sight behind a row of trees.

Pongo let Pam put his halter on and she walked him into the barn.

Eye High was alone. He was not happy.

"Whinnnnnnnnyyyyy!" Eye-High wanted his buddies. "Whinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyyyy!"

Pam came back with a couple of Mrs. Pastures cookies for horses and stood at the fence. Eye-High trotted over but when Pam held out a cookie he whirled around and.....

Lulu S. writes

Trotted over to take it. High-Eye really liked the cookie, Pam petted him.

When he finished chewing, he stood there while Pam kept rubbing his back.

Ally writes

He nudged her pocket.

Haley G writes

"Hmmmmm" thought Pam. "Eye high isn't wild, he wants his friends!"

Pam decided right there, that she was going to take Eye-High out for a trail ride. All she needed was help from some friends. So she quickly got her 5 pony pals, and told them the plan. They agreed, and quickly got the ponies ready.

Finally when they were out on the trail, Sunshine said "Guys, I'm really tired. We have been out here for almost 3 hours!"

"Alright" Pam agreed "We can end for the day. I'm so proud of Eye-High, he is doing great! So they turned around, but the trail didn't look familiar.

"Guy's, which way did we come from? Right I think." said Anna.

"No we came south" said Lulu.

By that point they were all disagreeing, and it was beginning to get dark. All of a sudden they heard....

amy g writes
…horses thundering around the noise got closer and closer...

Summer F writes
...(with) yelping and joyful whinnies. Pam groaned in stress. Pongo was chasing Woolie again.

As Sunshine and Summer cantered up on Piddles and Hugo, a yelping Woolie frightened the ponies

"Ahh!" screamed Piddles and Hugo. The girls almost fell off.

Eye-High thudded on his back, and gave a great burst of horselaughs. Summer and Sunshine calmed their ponies. They had grim looks on their faces.

"This isn't good," though Pam.

"Pam!" screamed Summer.

Summer and Sunshine explained that at least five Mustangs were caught, and at least 3 foals were caught. The foals have their necks in nooses, and the adults have all 4 legs caught, crisscrossed.

Eye-High stopped rolling and laughing. Mustangs? In danger? Lightning, Snow White, Acorn, Hugo, Piddles, and Eye-High nodded their heads.

While Squirrel and Pongo shook their heads.

It was settled, Squirrel and Pongo stayed, and the other ponies left. Eye-High though, "I hope my family aren't caught..."

Bobby M. writes

Squirrel and Pongo jigged nervously. What were eight mustangs doing in Connecticut?

The Pony Pal riding Squirrel calmly got off her pony. She took her lead rope out of her saddle bag. She clipped it on to Squirrel’s halter. Then she tied the lead rope to a low branch. She used a “loop knot”. If Squirrel got scared and pulled back, the pony pals could still just pull on the lead rope loose end. They could let Squirrel free, even if Squirrel was leaning against the lead rope with all her pony weight. Pongo stayed very close to Squirrel. Horses and ponies like to be with each other and feel safe that way.

The pony pal slooowwllly walked over to where the mustangs and foals were caught. They stood quietly. The mustangs were scared. They all were tangled in old hay bale twine. She could see that if she moved slowly and gently, she could walk right up to where the twine tangle was bad. If she could just ….

Summer F. writes:

...calm the ponies. Meredith tried to untie the knots, but it was no use.

The Piebald Mustang with the pink muzzle and Wall Eyes stared sadly at Eye-High. The pony walked slowly to the Mustang. He sunk his teeth on the rope hold the right front leg. He chewed the rope till there was only a thread. The Mustang pulled her leg. Eye-High said "Come on! Let's bite the rope off." The ponies gathered, chewing the ropes till the Mustang was free. The mare galloped freely.

A few minutes later, Eye-High and Lightning were chewing on the last string of rope on a Slate Grulla mare. She galloped away, that a rope swung around her neck. "When the?!" hollered Eye-High. "Hey you!" Pam held her breath. "On the count of three," she said, "we turn around." Lightning counted. "One...Two...Three!!"

Lulu S. writes:

They turned around and behind them mustangs were vanishing towards their home.

"Let's clean up this twine," Meredith said. The Pony Pals all picked up the twine and string, putting it into their saddle bags. They were just finished when suddenly ....

This story comes from Club Pony Pals members writing in with their ideas.

What happens next? Let us know. Write to WebMaster@ClubPonyPals.com


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