I had a friend comment recently that Ginger looked smaller than she remembered. " Or do I look bigger?!" I replied. But really, it was because I was riding Midge rather than the big mare.
|I think Ginger just knows how to pose too...I have very few less than flattering shots of her, where it's difficult to find good ones of Midge. It's OK Midge, I look dumb in pictures too :)|
Side by side the difference is obvious. Everyone ohhs and ahhs over Ginger and Bridget is largely ignored. Ginger is nearly 2 hands taller than Bridget, has the blaze and 4 white socks, and has that 'look at me' thing going on with the sporty conformation and pale dapply bay color. Even her black mane and tail have silver throughout to draw your eye. Bridget is downright plain by comparison, and while cute and just as sweet, isn't athletic looking or fancy at all.
So, rather than be annoyed, I take it as a huge compliment when people mistake them for each other. It usually means Bridget is going well and looks nearly fancy. Or, almost better, it means Ginger is chilled out and almost boring. Both good things in the world of opposite ponies.