On Mechanical Ponies.

When I was little, I would ask my parents to buy me a horse. In my opinion, ponies were not real horses, plus you would never see musketeers or Zorro on a pony, would you? So we never talked of ponies. One time, when I asked for a horse, my mom said, we had nowhere to keep the horse in our three room apartment in Minsk. I objected that we have the balcony. Then my mom said that the horse will need a lot of food and would feel very cold in the negative temperatures in the winter. So I made a compromise, and told them they could get me a camel, since a camel endures a long time without food or water and is more resistant to severe weather conditions.

Needless to say, the closest  I got to having a horse was a “mechanical horse carriage/bicycle”. It was the point of envy of all the kids around, and got stolen several times, but still me and the metallic white horse never connected.

When I saw these new version of mechanical ponies in Dunes Verdun my heart skipped a beat. I had a half a mind to rent out a mechanical pony for myself. Plus you should have seen how this adorable kid kissed the pony and bid her goodbye when his session was over.

So tell me, what kind of weird pets did you ask for as a child?

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  1. Mich’s avatar

    Beautiful piece… And kids have so much choice now. :-)


  2. Dar El Akhdar’s avatar

    I’d prefer taking my kid to a real horseback riding session rather than to saddle up on a piece of mechanic
    - it’s amazing the magnitude of robotization that is taking place in our world today…

    Nice post!


  3. Danielle’s avatar

    My sister has one of those weird robot horse things in her room! It’s huge, and kind of scary, and makes a lot of noise..What kind of weird pets did I ask my parents for? Well, I had a thing for trolls..you know those little weird creatures with beady eyes and hair that stuck straight up and was all sorts of colors? Yeah, those,,I even had troll pillows! Hey I thought it was cool!


  4. Ali’s avatar

    Beautiful piece!! I must say, I prefer the real horse over a mechanical one, but hey… I guess they work well in a city (like here in Canada) where real horses are a no-no!


  5. Mireille’s avatar

    omg omg – @sdarine is into horses and camels not girly butterflies and birds :)



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