Flat tyre? Late for work? Milk gone off? You may be thinking you’re having a terrible day, but these long-suffering horses and ponies have certainly got it worse…

1. Like poor Skippy who did not ask to be dressed as Mr Darcy — he doesn’t even like Christmas.

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2. And this unlucky chap was a tad overambitious when he tackled a five-bar gate (thankfully help was at hand and he was winched to safety unscathed).

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3. But what about Scrumpy who is left to do all the mucking out for himself?

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4. Or poor old Hovis, who came down with a nasty bout of man flu and was given no sympathy by his mother. Look at that sad face.

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5. Tamsin is fed up with food getting stuck in her moustache — the novelty factor of facial hair is wearing off now Movember’s been and gone.

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6. And this pony never imagined he would have to put up with a four-legged jockey on his back.

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7. Jack does not appreciate being used as a coat stand, even if the blue does set off his chestnut colouring nicely.

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8. Tiny Spartacus had a disastrous day out in the summer — his eventer owner was given a yellow card after the 7hh miniature pony escaped in a ‘reign of terror’.

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9. This pony can barely see past his glasses to check out his fluoro get-up — at least he won’t be ignored.

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10. There is nothing more frustrating than tasty treats that are just out of reach…

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11. …Or a dodgy haircut. How long will it take for this clip to grow out?

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Reminisce on your Pony Club days


12. This Shetland feels that something’s weighing down on him.

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13. How embarrassing to be seen in public wearing your pyjamas…

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14. …Or feel like everyone is watching you.

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