Which pony are we talking about? Is it the brown and white or black and white Shetland that those of us of a certain age were photographed on dressed as a "cowboy" or "cowgirl" that our parents paid Depression Era Dollars for a picture? From experience, in this case, these pictures were definitely not "snap-shots". Your parents (usually your mother) made an appointment to have that picture made as did most of the other mothers in the neighborhood. During the Great Depression, these ponies and the pictures made kept some photographers going when there was no other business........Regards!