Pony out of retirement for riding role
A PONY which used to pull a fruit and veg cart is helping to offer therapeutic and educational activities.
Bay pony Rosie is being used to help children and adults at Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship based at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot.
The charity offers therapeutic and educational activities centred around horses.
Rosie's owner Mandy Edmonds, of Dolbeare Cattery at Ashburton, had put the 13-year-old mare out to retire at a livery but responded to an advert placed by Sirona director Hannah Burgon and is delighted her pony has found a new job.
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"She is such a nice tempered mare and has a lot to give. I'm so pleased that she is going to be doing something useful."
Once Rosie has settled in, the Sirona team will start training her to pull the Ibex Saddle Chariot donated by Devon County Council through Cllr Gordon Hook.
The chariot is designed to carry wheelchairs and means disabled children can experience the joys of driving a pony.