As a kid, I loved My Little Ponies. I never played with Barbies unless it was at someone’s house. Even then, I often brought my ponies along in a carrying case brimming with colorful rubbery bodies and sleek artificial hair. I’ve been a horse-crazed little girl my whole life. Along with the desire to write, I think that is a feeling that will never go away. I still have a couple HUGE totes full of first run, 1980’s ponies as well as the ones Hasbro released several years ago that looked exactly like the originals, except smaller. I’m thinking there are over 200 little plastic horses stabled in my garage.
Until about a year or two ago, I never realized there was this whole Bronies movement. It’s consists largely of adult men who love My Little Pony. To this, I say, “Rock On.”
While I completely support the Bronies, I’m not sure that I approve of what China has introduced. It’s a “Sexy Inflatable Girl Pony.” You read that right. I try to be open-minded and accepting of anything as long as it’s not hurting anyone. This made my eyes bulge a bit. To each his own I guess and at least this way, maybe folks attracted to equines won’t be molesting innocent farm animals. Maybe?