This is day two of our half term pony fun and today we are getting to know GEORGIE and LADY.
Georgie, whose real name is Farmer George, is the newest addition to our tiny pony line-up and we came across him when he was a companion in a field for our retired little chap Tommy Tucker.
His family had bought him for their children but they had lost interest in riding and a good home was the priority.
I went to a take a look and loved him as soon as I saw him. I went next day with the trailer to fetch him and we soon hit a problem. He really did not like loading and quickly became quite distressed.
I decided not to put him through the ordeal and as he was only on the other side of the Chase, his owners very kindly walked him all the way to me.
Since joining us last year he has become more and more confident, even to the extent of loading on a horse box without any problems!
I call him Georgie Porgie because he loves to kiss the girls – although he never makes anyone cry! He is a really affectionate little lad and he loves kisses and cuddles from his children when they have finished their lessons.
The third member of our little gang is our gorgeous and very cheeky LADY.
She came to me after someone I knew of had bought her for his grandchildren. Unfortunately, it ended up with the common scenario of the children losing interest and the pony ending up as a lawn mower. My friend was looking for a good home for Lady as she was getting very fat and starting with laminitis due to lack of exercise.
I went to see her and found she had a really cheeky personality. I had to have her – I loved her quirkiness. And when I got her Welsh Section A papers I found she had the same birthday as me, so it was clearly meant to be.
She arrived at the centre and has never looked back. Lady is super in the school and is brilliant at taking our young riders for their first treks on the Chase.
The only problem I have with her is that she is still a greedy girl! She would eat constantly if we let her. She never knows when to stop, so we have to keep her on a restricted diet.