This is Thief, the new horse that Emory is now co-boarding. My, did she ever love her Bella but girls grow and ponies don't and the sad day came when she needed to pass Bella on to another girl that will love her and spoil her (and love her and spoil her she does!) and move on to a larger pony.
The first time Emory rode Thief she was unsure about whether or not she'd like him, but I do believe this boy has quietly stolen my girl's heart and she is once again in love (if all the kisses he receives are any indication).
In early December I came across this pattern while searching 'hats for pets' (that's a whole other story/post). It's quite a clever pattern, with a tab knit on the inside for the crown strap of the halter to fit through (this holds the hat in place without any weight on the horse's ear).
Other than the fact that the pompom tickled his eye every once in a while I don't think he even knew it was there. He really is a good boy though, and such a love, and really very, very handsome in his Christmas hat.
(ravelry notes here)