The Pony Play post that was not particularly nice or flattering of anyone (especially as a reflection of my own judgemental-ness) has a response.
Hi. =) Thank you for responding. If you wish to post the information below on your blog feel free, I don’t really know much about wordpress, I happened to find your blog post using a Google search when trying to find if anyone had posted pics of our group in the parade. If you have any other questions for me, personally or about PonyPlay or Animal Roleplay in general, please feel free to ask away!
I believe I am the ponygirl of which you spoke of on your blog. I was the one in the Seattle Pride Parade on June 26, in an all black hood-less zenti suit, with a patent leather harness, pulling a 3 wheeled cart with a fringed top. I don’t have very much of my own gear yet as it can be expensive, so the harness w/bridle, and the cart were both borrowed. I know I’m not in very good shape, and didn’t put on as good of a performance as the others, but I was determined, and having fun. =)
The couple that I was with, the lady driving me, and her significant other (I’m not sure what term they use) I had only met that day. They were going to join our group for support, but my boyfriend got called into work at the last minute, and couldn’t make it to drive me himself, so she stepped in to drive me. I’d like to let you know that though it was hot out, the suit I was in is actually very breathable, and the couple of helpers we had keep spraying us with mist to keep us cool. I’m actually glad I didn’t have some of the awesome hoof boots, as I’m not used to wearing heels (cowgirl boots and paddock boots are my only heeled shoes) and we were placed at the end of the parade, so though we were ready to go at 11am when the parade started, we were waiting “tacked up” until we started moving at about 1pm. Luckily folding chairs/stools and an umbrella to keep off the sun were brought, but we still had to wait, ready to go when our turn came. Then we had the whole parade route to walk/prance along, and I think would have had a lot of blisters and/or a broken ankle by the end of it if I’d had shoes like those…
I am a rider as well, and do a lot of work with bio-animals (as real animals are referred too among animal role-players). I work a lot with horses and dogs in my normal life. I enjoy getting a chance to BE one of the animals that inspire me when I get a safe/secure chance to do so
Because I believe this is one of the main reasons this area of activity gets placed as a “kink”, I would like to clarify that for me, this has nothing to do with sexuality. I do not even think of that kind of thing when I an in the mind-frame of a pony or puppy or whatever, Maybe some people somewhere do. BUT of all those I’ve met who are into some sort of animal roleplay, they seem to mostly enjoy the freedom of being their chosen animal(s). All of those that I have heard speak on the subject, are strongly against anything cruel to animals such as bestiality, and it has nothing to do with what we do.
I grew up collecting all the toy horses I could and reading all the saddle club books as well. One of my favorite games as a kid was running around the playground with the other girls pretending to be wild horses. Maybe I never grew out of being a kid, at least at heart.
~A Pony(girl) With No Name Yet
So, does anyone have any questions? Fire away…