Pony News, Views and Attitudes -- Vol. 2 Number 7-- August 25-31, 2008 PAGE 1

by Jane Crandal

Dear Pony Pals

It has been really busy at the ranch this week getting ready for our game and taking care of all the animals.

Pam, Anna and Lulu are all back at Wiggins Elementary this week. They still are riding in the afternoons a couple times a week and on the weekends.

The artists for our game have been hard at work, here's Dr. Crandal's vet clinic. Isn't it pretty!

There's lots of exciting things coming with our game. In less than a month it will be ready to try, don't forget to please tell your friends about Club Pony Pals. Help us make a free pony available for everyone who wants one. We will do that if we get lots of new members!

Back to School Art Contest

This is the last week for our contest. Enter your drawing a pony showing how much they like Mrs. Pastures cookies and win a an 8 ounce package of these pony treats!

Anyone can send in a drawing. Look for all the entries in the next issue of the Wiggins Weekly. Deadline for entries is midnight PST August 30th, 2008.
Email entries to WebMaster@ClubPonyPals.com

Mail drawings to

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Canyon Country, CA 91387 USA



Now that we are finishing things up with the art for the Pony Pals online game I wanted to share with you the wonderful pony I had met while creating the images for your assignment! I had sent you an image of an American Shetland named Wingo! I drove out to the farm he was located at prior to the start of the concept art to get some pictures for reference materials. He was such a sweetheart and he really opened the doors for me in terms of what a pony’s personality truly is like!

He became my inspiration for creating the pony art for the Pony Pals online game assignment. I have spent my whole life working with horses and creating a plethora of horse themed artwork but never really had an assignment where I was asked to create ponies! I really had to get to know my subject when doing this project and I did meet many ponies as I searched for the perfect reference materials! I never really noticed how different ponies can be from their larger counterparts especially personality wise!

I wanted to show you some pictures I took of Wingo that day I met him. Perhaps you could even put them in Wiggins Weekly if you wanted to!

He is such a cutie with a heartwarming story! He was a rescue and his new owner found him in West Virginia about a week before I met him. He was grossly underweight and neglected but one look into his deep brown eyes was all his new owner had to do to be convinced to take him home! You can tell from the pictures still has a lot more weight to put on but by the end of fall he is going to look great!

He really showed me his pony personality and though he was the smallest equine member at the farm he was the boss man when it came to the herd dynamics. All the horses respected him and obeyed him! It was the funniest thing to watch. I think I took over 100 pictures of him. My husband was the one who got to have all the fun with Wingo while I was taking the pictures, he even inquired about getting his “own little pony”!

I really want to thank you for asking me to do the pony art! I always jump at any illustration work where I can get to work with my favorite subject matter!

Thanks again
Lyndsey Warren


"In the forelocks of horses are entwined success, rewards, and bounty until the end of the world" Shadow Horse Studios http://www.shadowhorsestudios.com/

Letters for Jeanne Betancourt

To dear Jeanne Betancourt, today i found your site so far i'm lovin' it. I love the Pony Pals books so far i only have 4 books I'll bet Dad will buy me some more.
The books i own are The Missing Pony Pal, Detective Pony, Pony for Keeps and I Want a Pony.
My fave Books is The Pony and the Haunted Barn, my second is The Ghost Pony.
My books that own have all been read more than once my first book ever to read was The Blind Pony.
We have to write a book report on a fave book I'm writing mine on a Pony Pal book and we have to do a diorama on the book and i'm have one with the Pony Pals riding.
That's all that I wanted to say BYE.
From Olivia from Australia

Dear Olivia,

How wonderful the first book you ever read was a Pony Pals book! Your letter is really good, please write back and tell us more about your adventures in Australia, with or without a pony!

WebMaster for


Dear Jeanne,
Can I be a game tester for this new part?
I will give you suggestions on what I think you should add to it.
And I will certainly tell ALL my friends at school when I start 3rd grade.
I am really hoping that you will be able to get this awesome game finished.
So Lyndsey sounds like a great drawer.
I'm glad that you found her and that I want you to say hi to her for me.
Also, I am going horse-riding tomorrow.
My horse's name is Harry and he is usually a very good listener, but lately since my friend Sydney has been riding another horse named easy, harry doesn't listen that well.
All he wants to do is follow Easy!
He even turned around just to look at him!
Well, I'd better be going now.
P.S please write back!


Dear Grace,

Thanks for offering to spread the word about our Pony Pals game! Your horse riding questions are a Pony Pal Problem. Write to Pam and ask her mom for her advice.

WebMaster for

We want your drawings or letters!
Send them in to the Wiggins Weekly.

email WebMaster@clubponypals.com

or mail them to

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Rd. #382
Canyon Country, CA 91387

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