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Buster the “bus stop pony” dies aged 22

Buster — the Shetland pony who found fame after being abandoned at a bus stop — has died aged 22.

The 34-in grey Shetland was rescued by equine charity HorseWorld last October. He was found left at a bus stop in Bristol’s city centre, being tormented by children.

He was brought into the charity’s care and given a full veterinary check up, including castration, vaccinations, worming, hoof trimming and dentistry.

After an online plea from H&H Buster found a new home with Sian Thomas, her mother Corrine and sister Pixie. He moved to Stroud, Glos, in February.

Buster meets Sportsfield Kerrygold

Sadly Buster died on Wednesday (14 May).

He had appeared to be “perfectly fit and healthy only hours before,” said a spokesman for HorseWorld.

“He passed away quietly in his field and there were no signs of distress,” she added.

Buster and his loaners

Sian paid tribute to Buster.

“RIP Buster. The happiest little pony I have ever had the pleasure of knowing,” she said.

“I’m glad I could rescue you and give you a better life for your last few months. You gave us so much joy, happiness and most of all entertainment with your crazy, wonderful antics. I love you and will miss you so much. Goodbye Buster the Bristol bus stop pony. ”

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