This is the big week on Chincoteague! Today they are rounding up the ponies
to get ready for the swim across Assateague Bay on Wednesday!
The Firemen’s Carnival has been running since the beginning of July- visitors
have filled the town to capacity in anticipation of the Auction – and it is hot
and sultry on the Eastern shore of Virginia.
This is THE week to be there. I never have been there on Pony Penning Week.
I’ve been going to Chincoteague off and on for the last 30+ years- and have never
gone for this event.
I don’t like crowds.
Don’t want to buy a pony.
Would rather see them on the estuary than in pens.
And – did I mention- I don’t like crowds?
I always think about the ponies this week.
In fact, I pray for their safety during the swim and that they will get owners that
treat them lovingly.
There were so many foals this summer- everywhere you looked- either pregnant mares
or tiny foals and colts following their mommas around.
Here I sit – in Ohio- dreaming about wild ponies in Virginia.
Because it is pony penning week in Chincoteague.