When I had a property a friend gave me a shetland pony that was proving too much of a handful for his grandchildren. “Rocket” was a really lovely pony, just had a strong will and was an absolute guts! I found him very useful on the property as he proved himself to be a great “baby-sitter. Any time one of the young thoroughbreds had to be separated from his mates for one reason or another, we would put Rocket in with it. They would mate up straight away and provided the feed bin was up high enough there was no problem! When we sold the property we had to find another home for him – he turned out to be a real ‘rocket’ in harness on the race track!
Review for Horses - General