Original Paintings Made By Ponies

Pennsylvania, United States · 267 Sales


Original Paintings Made By Ponies

Pennsylvania, United States 267 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
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Last updated on Jul 20, 2016

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

equinegirl2001 on Feb 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love the clicker thankyou so much it's amazing, my pony loves it ( mainly because he knows he is getting food :) but it awesome thank you so so much

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Magical Painting Ponies & Dachshunds in Super Hero Capes

Over ten years ago I was loaned a Chincoteague Pony, dubbed Minnow, that had begun his life as a wild foal on Assateague Island in Virginia. After being auctioned off at the annual Pony Swim and Auction in 1993 he had a difficult first 10 years of his life. Passed through many homes and a victim of neglect he was untrusting of the world when I met him.

I spent years earning Minnow's trust and began to develop a language between us with the help of clicker training. Slowly we began to build a bond with each other like nothing else. I began teaching Minnow trick after trick and competing him all over the East Coast.

In 2007 I decided to bring Minnow to art school with me. One cold winter day I had lugged my paints out to the farm where I kept him and decided to see if I could teach my amazing pony to paint. His first paintings were created that year and as time past he began to develop a style all of his own. Minnow and I enjoyed our special painting time together, but then in 2008 tragedy struck.

Minnow was diagnosed with Ringbone, a form of arthritis in horses, and confined to a stall while we tried to manage his pain. Our competition career was over and I feared I would lose my best friend.

During this tough time we spent hours painting together. When Minnow painted he was at peace, and I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with him. His paintings began to pile higher and higher and I was running out of friends to gift them to. It was because of Minnow's love of painting that was born and has since become a way to share his gift with the World.

Soon word of the Painting Chincoteague Pony began to spread and Minnow was invited to return to his once home on Chincoteague Island, VA to paint and perform. During Minnow's first performance in the Summer of 2008 I looked into the vibrant and happy eyes of the most wonderful pony I had ever met and knew that this was what he was meant to do.

Since then Minnow has gone on to paint hundreds of paintings that have sold all around the World and he continues to put smiles on the faces of everyone who meets him. With the sale of his paintings we raise funds to help animal rescues and shelters.

Minnow has gone on to teach his younger brothers, Blitz and Boomer, how to paint as well. And his cute little sidekick Ammo the Dachshund is always tagging along close behind. Minnow is the driving force behind Painting Pony and his amazing paintings brighten my life every single day. We hope they make you smile just as much!

-Kyley (owner, trainer, chincoteague pony lover)

Shop members
  • Boomer


    Chesapeake Boomerang aka Boomer is a 2003 registered Chincoteague Pony. He began painting in 2010.

  • Ammo


    Ammo the Dachshund was born in 2008 and began painting in 2010. The adorable sidekick to the Painting Ponies he also maintains a popular blog at

  • Blitz


    Chesapeake Lightning aka Blitz is a 2002 registered Chincoteague Pony. He began painting in 2009.

  • Minnow


    Chincoteague Minnow was born wild on Assateague Island, Virginia in 1993. He began painting in 2007.

  • Kyley


    I was instilled with a love of horses at a very young age by my mother. In college I discovered the wonderful world of clicker training and began a wonderful journey with my three amazing Chincoteague Ponies and my sidekick Ammo the Dachshund.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2016
Thanks for taking an interest in Painting Pony. You are looking at truly one-of-a-kind art created by the three talented Chincoteague Ponies of and their sidekick Ammo the Dachshund of

To see photos and videos of the them please visit their website

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Your order will not be shipped until full payment is received. Once placed, orders cannot be refunded.
Shipping rates are calculated as checkout with upgraded options available. All canvas paintings are shipped USPS Priority Shipping with Insurance.

We will do our best to ship items out in 1-3 business days. All US orders ship out First Class mail through the USPS unless you choose an upgraded shipping method at checkout.

*We cannot guarantee delivery by christmas on any orders as sometimes the postal services shipping becomes delayed due to the holiday rush
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. Damaged or lost items via shipping will receive a full refund.
Additional policies and FAQs

How did you teach the horses to paint?
Lots of patience and some tasty treats!
For a more extensive answer on how the Painting Pony came to be please visit our website:

Can I get a painting with different colors?
Yes! The ponies are happy to take commissioned works of any size/color. Please contact us for more details and pricing.

Can I see the ponies paint in person?
The ponies make many special appearances throughout the year. For our current appearances please visit our calendar: