And they were looking for a home.
The black one was called Sooty. He was very proud of his muticoloured mane and tail and he loved grazing in the clover patch in the sunshine.
The palomino was called Goldie. He loved to rear up on his hind legs and make everyone think he was really important!
The brown one was called Ginger. He was very fond of the taste of flowers, especially pink ones, which he ate at every opportunity.
The green one was called Gooseberry. He was rather shy and liked to hide in the forest. When he was hiding under the big leaves, nobody could find him.
One day, when the ponies were out galloping across the fields, they met Farmer Callum, and told him that they were looking for a home.
"Come and live on my farm", said Farmer Callum.
And so they did.
Goldie's idea of good fun was going for a ride in the back of the farmer's pick-up truck.
Ginger liked hiding in the haystack. But he soon came out when it was feeding time.
Gooseberry liked hanging around the water cooler to hear the latest farm gossip.
And Sooty just adored his new home in the farmer's red barn.
No, I didn't make this delightful quilt.
It was a gift from a family friend to baby Callum when he was born five months ago.
I've been commisioned to sew loops at the top to turn it into a wall hanging until Callum is old enough to have it on his bed.
But I thought you'd like to see it before I give it back.