Pony Auction on Market Friday

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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see the different markets and cultures of our friends here on steemit. I have been pleasured by all of you, as you send in the most wonderful posts. Going places, doing things, buying merchandise. I have been surprised by many, not being familiar with the culture and I must say that it has been such an educational experience for me in so many ways and I hope for you also. This week, I am taking you to the annual Chincoteague Pony Auction, in Chincoteague, Virginia! Who's got their Steem ready to bid? They make it really easy! You don't even have to register to bid. All you do is raise your hand and you are in the bidding! Careful you don't raise your hand to scratch your nose! Oops! You just bid!

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I am not sure how anyone could resist a little filly with a heart on her forehead. Le sigh. Isn't she the sweetest little thing you ever did see? I raise my hand to bid. After all, I collect hearts in nature. Surely that is a good enough reason.

Unfortunately, she was a buyback pony so there was no chance she was coming home with me. Every year, there are some ponies that are preselected as buyback ponies. They usually have unusual markings or have awesome traits of a Chincoteague Pony. They keep so many to replenish the herd and keep the good traits strong. The winner of the buyback will name the pony before it is released back into the wild. Buyback ponies have become some of the highest-priced foals that are sold at the auction.

At the end of the auction, the buyback foals are kept at the Chincoteague Carnival Grounds with their mothers until the fall, when the foals are weaned. The mothers go back to Assateague Island and the buyback foals are kept for the winter there at the Fairgrounds, the Volunteer Firemen watching over them until the spring when, they too, are released into the wild.

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The more spirited ones come out bucking and causing a ruckus. And yet, he was a real looker, so, there is that. What to do. What to do.

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Here is what the winning bid looks like! It is the most exhilarating feeling of being the lucky one to get the bid. The winning bid. Surely it was like winning the lottery. There was such happiness, joy written all over her face. I can remember winning the bid for my Henry, everybody cheering and congratulating me. It was like having an impromptu party, on a Thursday morning. Sublime.

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In the midst of all the activity, there is such a wonderful feeling about it all. The foals will leave their mother, but, they will be taken home by someone who will love and cherish them forever and ever. This worker at the auction know and he is excited for the young girl who won the bid. Yes!!! Happiness is so contagious. The crowd gathers around her and is congratulating her. In this sometimes not-so-kind world, today... I feel the love of a stranger showing love to another stranger. It is exactly why I love coming. Le sigh.

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Excuse me? Do you think you can pull the tag for me?

All the ponies are tagged and the tag identifies who they are, who is their mother, color, which herd they belong to and birth date, among other information. So, when they lose one, it is a challenge to reproduce all of that information.

Please leave the link to your post on here so it can easily be found by others. They will all be in one place!! Thank you! ❤



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You paid WHAT for me????

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Don't forget to PAY the lady!!!


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The Feather Fund was started by a truly remarkable woman and her husband. It sponsored a young person who wanted a pony, but, wasn't able to afford the cost of buying one or had no means to bring it home. This year, the fund sponsored three children. For those thinking that if they can't afford it if they cannot purchase it, Chincoteague ponies are easy keeps. They don't have to be grained and they graze, just as they do out in the marshes of Assateague Island. They don't need shoes and so that makes them very affordable to keep. Read more about this woman here.

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The youngsters recovered quickly and began a game of chase. Much like children do. How funny is that?

I hope you will join us as we share different markets. It has been such a pleasure to see markets from all over the world. Who doesn't love to see what they are selling? There is always a curiosity attached to foreign ingredients, different produce or any product sold. So, yes! I would love to see yours! So don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be the grocery, art galleries, wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Don't forget to use the hashtag #marketfriday and @dswigle.



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It has been most wonderful bringing you to the auction. You are so quiet and I thought I would see a whole lot more steem flying around.

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He was going to be a fall pickup. He was born 6 days ago over on the island, but, he will not be released to the owners for months. There were quite a few of those this year and they will be spared the harsh winter out on the island and will be cared for by the Fire Department Volunteers.


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Question: One horse traveled for a whole day and at the end, it turned out that two of its legs covered 30 miles, whereas the other two covered 31 miles. How is this possible?


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Answer! Can you guess??? The horse was operating a mill and was traveling in a circle. Thus its outer legs covered larger distance than its inner legs.

As always, there must be a flower. Always. To color my world. This flower is dedicated to #FridaySkyBlue #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra, who colors my world every day.

Is it possible, is it true, can one conceive the exquisiteness of her beauty? Oh, please! Forget-me-not!

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And just like that, this post is done. I hope you enjoyed your visit! As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit #MarketFriday!! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a most fabulous day! Cheers!!

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Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:

How to Participate:

1. Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, Clothing, Plant or Animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo or an art auction. Anywhere or anything that you pay money for a service. I once went to a nail salon.
2. Take pictures! Be creative (or not)
3. Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here?
4. Post the picture(s)
5. Don’t forget to hashtag it! #MarketFriday by @dswigle
6. Drop the link to your post here so I can easily find them

It is always interesting to see the different markets around the globe! C’mon! Show me your market shots! I eagerly await them!

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I love to share and be shared with! I am intrigued by different cultures. It is exciting and yes! I would love to see yours! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be the grocery store, the local marketplace or even an art gallery, a kite festival! Wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Be different if you wish! It does not have to be a traditional market! We will love it! I promise you! Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle.




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Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.


I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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I'm in! After a long delay.

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I'm so happy I got to see this post today, @dswigle. What a wonderful and heart-warming event. And great pics, as always :)

Well it's certainly good to see you again! I am sure you have been on a Merry-Go-Round and I hope all is well with you. I know you've been around but I also know that you have been really really busy. So thank you for taking the time out to you join the market Friday. It was a most wonderful event at the pony swim and auction! As always, I wish you a most wonderful evening or morning, whichever is more appropriate.

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The prices in that store really looks extremely high even against today's standards.

Great photos, @dswigle! Those animals are really cute, when they're small like that! 😍

All the ponies are tagged and the tag identifies who they are, who is their mother, color, which herd they belong to and birth date, among other information. So, when they lose one, it is a challenge to reproduce all of that information.

Hmmmm... I see a missed opportunity there. Someone should be collecting that info and storing it on a Database... or even on a Blockchain. 😉

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That information is documented and printed out before the auction even begins. The challenge is there are so many ponies together and if it happens, there would be a momentary panic until they figured out who it was!

So glad you could make it! Hope your day is going well and thank you so much! They are adorable!

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Well it is still Friday - on the west coast- for a few minutes so I will take that as I made it, barely. Here is my Market Friday post. It may be a stretch, but remember it is in the spirit of Market Friday at least. Have a great weekend you.

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Well, I am sure that it is Friday somewhere, even now! ;) You know that there will be more that come rolling in all weekend and beyond, right? Somewhere along the line, it has become MarketWeekend! LOL But, I am happy to have so many people participate in it, so I have no complaints!

Tell me it isn't so!! This is a stretch market? :) As if none of us have ever done that one before! Well, I am pretty sure we can fit it in the category somewhere, right? I hope you are having a cooler weekend than I am right now! It is hot and sticky, that is what's on the menu for our weather!

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What a fun time! It would be near impossible to not buy nearly all of them. I mean each one is just so cute in its own way! The whole event seems to have such a fun vibe, I just have to put it on my bucket list! Great post!

It really was a fun time!!! Oh, I bid, shamefully!!! I couldn't help it!!! I wanted that little filly who had a heart on her forehead! Who wouldn't? Wasn't she adorable!? I just know that Henry would have loved her too! The whole event has a wonderfully caring and loving vibe.

I have been coming here for over a decade, no matter where I lived on this ole globe. The only thing that would make me sad is if it gets too big, the tendency is for commercialism to move in to make a buck. Isn't that the ruination of America?

Put in on the Bucket list and go there when you can! You won't regret it!

Thank you so much and I hope you are having a great day!!

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Thank you for the mention in the #hit-parade @arcange!! It is always an honor to find my name on your list! I also want to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work, making the platform a success.

As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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Another great market Friday Post! Have a great weekend! 😍

Why thank you so much for that and of course I appreciate you stopping by and saying hello and leaving your kind words behind! Have yourself a most wonderful weekend!

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Aww, how cute and adorable! I’ve had several pets with hearts on them. One dog with a heart on the side when it was a puppy. It grew out of it but it was almost the perfect shape for quite some time. I’ve had had and seen a number of cats with heart shape on their forehead.

Have a great weekend!

It really is isn't it? I have had one cat with a hard on it but that would be the only one. I always thought it was so very special and even in nature, with rocks and other different formations of hearts, they really turn my head. I know it's silly, but it just really does. I was wondering if it would grow out of it and your answer pretty much seals that up. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. I sure would have liked to have gotten the one with the heart on the forehead. Now, I will be finding myself looking for her when I'm on Chincoteague Island. Stay tuned and I'll let you know if I ever see her!

Thank you for stopping by market Friday and say hello, leaving your kind comments behind. As always I wish you a most wonderful day!

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What a little cutie pie, I guess I would have left crying as I have a soft spot for animals. It was nice to read your blog.
Here's my entry, a little bit late but here I am :)))
https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@erikah/cbd-for-market-friday

They were quite a few ponies to go around I want to say that there were 57 or 63 that auctioned off to good homes. Everybody there is a huge fan of the Chincoteague Pony and you always consider yourself lucky if you get one. We were lucky and on a few years back and he's a beautiful boy and we love him. I'm not sad that I didn't get one because I think that everybody should have at least one. It's a wonderful event that they hold and I can assure you that the only tears that are shed are tears of joy. Thank you so much for stopping by and for dropping your link! It is so fun to see what you come up with every week and you never disappoint oh, so I thank you for that and now I got to go read about that weed!

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OMG PONIESSSSS 💜💜💜💜💜 They are so fekking cute man! Oh my word. And gosh, $3600! I heard the bid in the video. I never actually thought about what ponies cost ... They are truly precious x

I went to the market too! - 🌟 MARKET FRIDAY - THE MILNERTON MARKET 🌟 by @princessmewmew xxx

I wonder who buys second hand false teeth.

I know!!! Right??? These Chincoteague Ponies are so freaking adorable, I love them!! And they are such smart animals and quick studies. Mine was under saddle the first time one was put on him! Hello? That happens never!

He learned to jump in a field with nobody on his back, he just started jumping. OMG! Blew my mind. You need to go back and listen to that video, I thought that one went for $7,000 -so I went back and you were right, the first one was $3600 and the second one was $7,000

There were some that went for $21,000 and $20,000 but most were about $3700 to $4700

But, they are truly precious! I can say that most of the ones that cost a lot were buyback ponies and they are tax deductible. :) They go back into the herd.

You did a Market!!! Yay! I love it and thank you! I appreciate the support and as always thank you for dropping the link here! Have a great weekend!

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There's like, twenty posts worth of amazeballsness in this one #MarketFriday! That heart pony it ADORBS, and I was tempted to wave some Steem at it myself. That's so cool that the ponies are cared for over the winter by the volunteer firefighters. And the look on the auction winner's happy face is ALL THE THINGS! Totally needed this lovely and delightful sort of post in my life right now - thanks for bringing us along and I call shotgun for the ride home! 😉 😂 😊 ❤️

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Well, hop right in Traci girl! Make sure you buckle up good because we'll be zooming down Highway 13 to go to my Shore House. It's so much easier to have a house over here you're the ocean and be able to maintain a residence close to Washington DC. This way I can get to the ponies quick if I want. LOL I know that you understand that it's all about those ponies, right? Thank you so much for coming along for the ride it is such a fun event that the whole entire town gathers and is part of. Incidentally, the volunteer fire department owns the Chincoteague ponies and maintain and their health should any of them need it although technically they are wild and are free to roam. They're not fed or anything but occasionally if there is a harsh winter they'll throw a few bales of hay out. Read many bales. I'm going to thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello and dropping you're always wonderful words. You are, without a doubt one of the kindest sweetest gentlest most wonderful Souls that walk the earth and I want to thank you for being my friend. Love to you.

And as always, I wish you a most wonderful night.

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The tea cottage looks like a great place. You took some nice photos of the place.

It's really cute. I love deserts! Lol

Oh, you always leave such nice words for me, Mr. Fletcher. Thank you! :) I appreciate you putting together a #MarketFriday post and I am curious to read it now!

Thank you for dropping the link and as always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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Hi! Thank you very much :)

I didn't write much :) I'm mostly just the visuals...

It's the effort. You did great and I thank you. Hey, you!!! Have an awesome weekend!

You too! :)

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Thank you very much :)

My pleasure!

I super enjoy your post,so many fun facts! 👏👏

Quickly noticing the heart shape spot in the forehead of that pony shows how big your heart is, Denise! 💕

But I love the reaction of the bidder the most. Her emotions just overflows. I love it! 😍

Thank you for taking us there.

But now, I'll gonna take you somewhere else. Here's my link:

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Please enjoy. 😁😊

I loved your post, the food looks delicious!!

Aw, thank you so much! 💕

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Wasn't that bidder just so adorable? Her reaction to winning was so over-the-top emotionally-charged and it really was so infectious in the chain reaction of the excitement was phenomenal. There are not many things sitters so unique gifts this is and even though there are other horse and pony auctions of wild ponies, none seem to carry the same way is this one to us. Perhaps it's driving them through the tide Waters and then walking them down the beach? I'm not sure but I can tell you that it was fun and I look forward to going back to again and again and I've already been 10 or 11 times! I think that that is pretty good considering that I have only bought one pony. But I could have come home with that heart on the forehead little girl. Wasn't she sweet?

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello and leave your always wonderful words behind. As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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Yes, I think if I am near your place, I'll gonna visit there again and again and again for sure! Hahaha! 😁😂 So, thank you for this (and your previous posts) from the bottom of my heart.

The pony with the heart looks sweet and the heart in her forehead makes her SWEETER! 😍😍😍

Have a beautiful day ahead, too! 😘

Haha! Super cool! I go there all year round and take a kayak out and glide it through the waters, looking for the ponies. Of course, I don't get up in their face as this is their habitat and I just want to observe them, not invade it.

I know!!! I love the little heart too!!!

Thank you and I know we both will have an awesome one!

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Kayak? Really?!? That makes it even more awesome!!! Grrrr, I envy you now, from head to foot. Where is justice????? Hahaha! 😂😂😂😂😂

Hehe! Kayak is the easiest way to get into the Tidal area without disturbing the ponies too much. And yes! It is a lot of fun and I look forward to spending a little more time out there.

Have a great night!!! :)

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Aww, sweet ponies! I hope they all made it to homes where they will be loved and cherished. 💚

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Nice post, I think I must go date shopping now!!

Thank you! I'm actually just about to snack on a few after dinner for a nice treat. :) I hope you find some good ones, as well!

Aren't they the sweetest!? Every single person that bit on one I can assure you will love it until the end of time. They are such a sweet little angels and they have great personality. That's my experience with the breed. Plus we have our little Henry who is a Chincoteague Pony. That's so sweet of you to worry about them but everyone who is there is so supportive of the town and the herd and come back time and again to see them and see if there's something that they can volunteer doing.

Thank you so much for stopping in checking us out, and dropping your link here. I appreciate that so much. As for another non-traditional entry oh, you know I'm all about being different! So bring it on woman!

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Silly me, you totally mentioned how much everyone cares for them! (I probably need to read a little closer next time, haha!) It really does look like everyone adores them, so it's lovely to see!

No!! Don't be silly. They really do care for them, so I am not too worried, and these same people come back, year after year.

I hope it never changes, the love, the love... Le sigh.

xoxo

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This is such a delightful blog @dswigle I can just imagine the fun-filled atmosphere. Those kids will remember this event for a long time to come. What a wonderful idea to start a Feather Fund. I love reading about situations like this and it is obvious that it must make a huge difference in the lives of many. (U & R )
Here is my entry
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Thanks very much @tipu 💐

Thank you for sharing all that history on the bikes.

My pleasure @rynow Many thanks for your kind visit and input. 💐

Thank you so much, Trudee! @TrudeeHunter

The atmosphere was super charged with fun and yes! You are right! I know that my kids totally over-the-top steeped in In memories since the first event. The feather fund was something I hadn't heard about until the last few years although it's always been in existence. I've just become more cognizant of the back workings of all of this having gun involved after I purchased a buyback Pony. This was after Henry and it goes back into the herd and helps keep the lines clean and the markings true. So they take the best of the best and sell them as buyback ponies which is tax-deductible but will also help keep the herd just the way it is.

The feather fund was spearheaded by a wonderful woman and heard Legacy will live on forever to her generosity of keeping it going. In the only thing I can think is how amazing it is to be able to leave a legacy like that. It truly is something to think about to be able to leave something that will keep growing and growing. Thank you so much for stopping by and you being you're always wonderful comments and for dropping off your link. As you know that's so appreciated!

As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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Very true Denise. The Feather Fund is a worthy legacy indeed. But you're preparing a significant legacy yourself my friend with your wonderful blogs, writings and photography here in steemit.Such a wealth of talent and information. 😊

Oh, you are too kind and I never thought of it that way, but, of course, we all are with the blockchain! You are so right!

Thank you!

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Beautiful poniesand great photos! Here's my link:
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Nice ceramics in your post.

Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello and taking a look at my post! I want to thank you for dropping your link here as it makes it so much easier for me to find and as always I wish you a most wonderful day!

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Beautiful and pure beings! No wonder they produce so much emotion. Emotion that your photos convey faithfully. This series of blogs is extremely helpful in understanding a way of life that most of us have never known.

I wrote this blog for the first time using Steempeak, a very interesting interface:
The Old Market That Was Once Modern

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Interesting market!!

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Thank you so much, Dan! @bluemoon you have spoken the absolute truth! They are such beautiful creatures come in my eyes anyway. Every year, there is great love and much emotion that comes through at these auctions. Not all of the options but watching the pony swim and watching The Beach Walk. It's amazing how much love people have for these ponies. I will admit that it took me by surprise but here I am, after 10 or 11 years still mucking through the tide Waters and swampland just to capture a peek at them swimming from Island to Island.

It's kind of funny, but, this is one of those places where the entire town works together and when you win a bid, everyone is excited and happy and cheers you on, no jealousy, just pure happiness for the other person. I can remember when I won the bid. I have a house about a half-hour away near a different beach and I was there for the weekend. A gentleman knew I didn't have a trailer with me and he offered to drop my new pony off at my house as he was going to his mother-in-law's house down the street. He didn't know me, but the love there is contagious!

Wouldn't the world be such a different place with that attitude of gratitude and love?

Thank you, again and again, Dan. You will have to tell me how Steampeak did and if it is worth me using. Did you like it? Thank you for dropping your link here!

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I am very glad when I understand your happiness given by this event and by your pony. This happiness is evident from what you write and the way you tell. It's so good when we have what to expect every year!
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Yes. I think you understand me exactly and I do like the dedicated event every single July. People know how to plan their time around I will have to look at the site and see if it will work for me. The reason I like busy is because it gives you a nice vote and I use pallet for the other one. I have given up on you saying most of the other things because I feel like there's too many out there and so I just stick with the basics. However I am not against trying something new as everybody else seems to like it or hate it. So I will give it a look and thank you very much. Have a great night!

Thank you! You know that I use esteem for the same reason, they give an upvote without which I would seem a beginner, below 0.50 per post. I understand your conservatism and when I recommend something I do it just because I think you might like it. You just have to look and choose. It was a surprise to me.

Hi Denise, Just popped in quick to drop my market friday post for your viewing pleasure. Super hectic here at the minute. I'll be back later.

https://steemit.com/palnet/@molometer/musical-objects-of-desire

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Thanks so much Michael! I am glad that you got to drop your Market Friday link has it makes it easier for me to find. No worries about being busy oh, I've had my share of it for so long I forget what it's like to have Leisure Time. As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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Wow just watched the video. $3900 for a pony? I had no idea they were so expensive?

Is that expensive?

Let's face it. I had no clue about horse prices in general 😂

Great post Denise, and thank you for all your hard work for the community and the !tip 😋

Well I have to admit that I went back to listen to that video and the first Pony went for 3900 and the next for 7000. To be honest with you the highest one went for twenty one thousand and there's so many variables in between.

I am glad we got our swim the prices were more reasonable because they have escalated in prices. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and tipping you is my pleasure!

Jeez, $21,000! I really know nothing about the horse trade even though I live in the countryside. I'll have to chat with my friend. She has a few horses.

I'm still figuring out this Palnet slider?

Well, I just played around with mine a little and if I do 10% they get a cent. I am sure it has to do with what % you have.

To be fair, the $21,000 and high bids were for the buyback ponies. Most of the others were between $3500 and $7000.

I'm still playing around with the Palnet slider. My 100% upvote is worth about 6 cents? I noticed that whenever I upvote on Palnet it reduces our vote power on steemit?
I thought they were seperated somehow?

What's a buyback pony?

It reminds me of busy. Same thing.

A buyback pony is one that is preselected by the committee to stay in the herd, usually for breeding purposes. This ensures that the line stays strong and they breed in the best parts of it. Much like any breeder, dog or such.

They are put up for auction, with everyone knowing ahead of time it is a buyback and it is bid on and usually, a group or a philanthropist will throw money at it to help support the cause. My family went in with a few and sponsored a pony a couple of years ago. It allows you to register the name and you have privileges to go to parts of the island reserved for trustees. Small potatoes, but, we do love our ponies. :)

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Beautiful looking guitar!!

Thanks @rynow I love it. :-)

I knew this was to be your Market Friday post, not because your predicable, not because I am brilliant at guessing what is going to happen ( which may or may not be true) but simply because you mentioned it I believe in your Wednesday Walk post if my memory is not failing me, and I have bene looking forward to it that first one os so cute, and I didnt know that these pony’s were relatively easy to look after

II love the idea of the Feather Fund what a wonderful idea

Ohh and I almost forgot here is my post for this week https://steemit.com/esteem/@tattoodjay/market-friday-a-taste-of-india-ca4b53e1f75d2

Thanks for this great post and being an active member and wonderful Guide of @steemusa !tip

Those Indian shops really looks beautiful!!

Oh, I know, I am so predictable! LOL Admit it, JJ! @Tattoodjay

But, you are right! I did mention it on the #WednesdayWalk post as I knew a lot of people were interested in watching the entire week, and when it got to be Thursday, I was so busy, I was thinking I should have done it ahead of time as a normal person would.

Please God, make me normal. I need to be ahead of the game here!

This breed is unusual in its easy keep status. I love it!! Henry has been the cheapest horse/pony I have ever had, in terms of money. Plus he is easy to care for. Because he was born in the wild, I think they avoid many of the more domesticated illnesses and maladies that affect their systems.

Thank you for dropping by and for leaving your link. I am so appreciative of your dedication and I want to thank you. As always, have a great night~

Thanks for being an active member on awesome Guide of #SteemUSA !!

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I always so being normal is over rated and I do not want to go there LOL

I can just tell by how you talk ( well OK type) about henry how special a place he has in your life :)

always a pleasure to join Market Friday :)

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Oh, what is not to love? Riding bareback through the meadow, into the woods and knowing that you have a sure-footed pony not throwing you off at the next corner.

He has been a great keep and my kids love riding him as he is an awesome jumper too. I was so surprised how easy he was broke. I have never had a horse that went under saddle first time out.

We got lucky.

Thanks, you!

I think not only you got Lucky he got lucky to be yours :)

Awww Shucks! Thank you. :)

Most welcome :)

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Thanks for the tip :)

My pleasure!

Enjoyable yet again and educational. I have never rode a horse nor been to an auction lo!

You captured the emotion of that girl. Just by reading this and looking at the photos, I can already feel the happiness. We do have horses here brought by Americans I think or some other invaders, Japanese maybe, I am not sure. Mostly they are used for business for horse rides around town. It is one of the things you can do while visiting. When people see horses pass by, you can tell from the expression of onlookers the amazement. They gawk and point 😁 I've been here all my life and I haven't been in one. Maybe I should pay a visit to one of the parks where they have the most horses. I have been writing about Camp John Hay, a former US base where there are horses, too, available for rides.

For now, here's my market friday to a quick visit to Agoo, La Union.

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I love those old buildings you captured in your post.

Well, riding a horse is something I have done most of my life. My family owns one and many of my relatives raised them.

That young girl was so excited about winning the bid on the horse. She was totally beside herself with joy! I have had that feeling and today is unexplainable the emotional impact it has on you. They auction off the horses to make it a fair deal for the companies as they are a very coveted commodity here. Even here in the United States where horses are plentiful oh, it's only in certain areas and it is a worthy second look when you see one go by in some places. I personally have paid for a horse and buggy ride and I own a horse. So it is as much for the ride as it is any else. I have heard that horses are very rare they are and I cannot think of who it was but it was somebody from there. Thank you because I have also learned something here and I think the bat is one of the joys of being on steemit and sharing the different cultures.

Thank you for stopping by and dropping your link off and leaving your kind words behind. As always I wish you a most wonderful weekend.

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Hey! This is my post for this week!

https://steemit.com/esteem/@kaminchan/market-friday-steemfest-4-venue-in-bangkok

Have a nice and cool weekend!

That hotel looks beautiful!! I also love the water channels!!

Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by to drop off The link! As always, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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Nice job to spared the harsh winter out on the island of the Horse and lovely photography of yours marketfriday. And here is my entry : https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@kamrunnahar/marketfriday-home-is-looking-pretty-by-curtain

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Looks like a great curtain shop, with a nice variety!!

Thank you so much and yes I am very glad that they are spared the harsh winter when they are so young. It's hard enough on the older ones but they make out okay. The younger ones would have a much rougher time. Thank you so much for dropping your link here and I wish you a most wonderful night!

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That's what I understand #marketfriday.

I have never been to such an event, and we have such horses can only
be found in the parks :-)

Thank you, dear Denise, for the photos and great video!

I Loved it!

And this is my new post for marketfriday

Well, I must admit, Svetlana oh, it is an unusual event that is nowhere else in the United States, and I'm not sure if it's anywhere else either but, it is lot of fun and it is a week-long of different events all leading up to the auction. So in fact. It is a wonderful time. I'm glad that you could come along even if it was through the blog and a video.

Thank you for taking the time to stop in and leaving your wonderful words and then dropping your link. Is much appreciated and as always I wish you a wonderful night.

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Some of the paintings at the fair was really beautiful!!

I'm glad you liked it )

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Thank you! So very kind of you to stop in and say hello. I hope you have a fabulous day!

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I have not taken part in the #MarketFriday for a very long time, but here is a entry from me, hopefully, the first of many more!!
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Just click on: MarketFriday: Jolyt Feesto read about it.

I just loved your post on the Pony auction. $trdo

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Thank you so much for the kind comment on the Pony Auction post and just know I appreciate that you took the time and energy to post into the challenge. I know the work it takes!

Even if you haven't done one in a while, we are always here every Friday, waiting for you! :)

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Thank you.

The pleasure is always mine!

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Thank you very much, I will certainly try to do more #MarketFriday posts.

I look forward to it!

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Thank you! I have enough to have serious weekend! :)

Oh my goodness - those beautiful ponies! How do manage to leave without one - I would have a field full if I lived locally no doubt! The joy on the faces of the new owners actually brought a tear of joy - dear Denise you always move my spirit in the best of ways .. wishing you a bliss filled day of flowers , fun and heartwarming moments. ❤️😘

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I didn't one year. :)

Well, you know we have Henry, but, if I get too many, then my travel plans are cut way back because I can't leave all these animals. I was tied down with animals and wasn't able to go many places unless someone came to watch them.

I love to see the joy and there is plenty of that here to go around!!

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