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|The Ponies are
not pampered at Cassilis. All except the show string are turned out during
the pasture season. The buildings are substantial, well ventilated, and
comfortable. Roomy box stalls for mares and foals are supplemented by straight
stalls. Health conditions are such that the ponies are always thrifty and
live to remarkable ages. Word has come from the farm that Imp. Look In has
dropped a strong horse foal by Irvington Aristocrat in her twenty-sixth
year. A further report tells that the famous brood mare, Irvington Bounce
II, has dropped a horse foal.
The great old matron has nine living progeny all of uniformly high quality.
Perhaps the most celebrated of her progeny is the redoubtable Mighty Mite, a most beautiful miniature mare who is 12.2 hands high and yet has the highest knee action I have ever seen in any animal. Before being acquired by Cassilis Farm this mare was shown and won many first prizes and championships. Exhibited by Mr. Willets, she accumulated a total of 95 prizes. She was six times Champion, eight times Reserve Champion and took forty-four blue ribbons. She was sired by Nipper Jr. and her full brother, Irvington Bounce, won eighty-nine prizes including two Championships, six Reserve Championships, and twenty-seven blue ribbons.
Another celebrated daughter of the old mare is Irvington Bounce III by Irvington Autocrat. This mare has been a consistent winner for Mr. Willets and has acquired no less than one hundred and nine prizes including fifteen Championships, five Reserve Championships and sixty-two blue ribbons. Besides this she has won plate worth $700, three metals, and four cups. Her wins in 1925 total $990.
Mr. Willets now owns eight of the progeny of Irvington Bounce II of which six are full brothers and sisters. One of these, Irvington Aristocrat, has a total of sixty-five prizes to his credit including one Championship, five Reserve Championships and thirty-five first prizes. At Devon last year he was
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