Event rider Emily King put rescue pony Cracker through her paces on a recent visit to World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm.
Emily, who has become a patron of the charity’s junior club, enjoyed a trip to the centre in Somerton to see their work first-hand.
During her visit she rode 13hh Cracker, who is looking for a new home.
“Emily has been so kind and helpful, she also contributed a recipe for our Morning Feed and while she was at the farm we thought it would help give Cracker’s rehoming chances a boost if she could put her through her paces!” said a World Horse Welfare spokesman.
Emily put Cracker through her paces on the flat and then popped a couple of small fences.
“She is so sweet and so nice to ride,” said Emily.
“She seems to love it — she’s very happy. I hope she goes to a lovely home and somebody looks after her really well.
“Whoever has her would be very lucky.”
Cracker is a 10-year-old mare requiring a rider who weighs no more than eight stone.
She originally came into World Horse Welfare’s care in 2008 as part of a prosecution case and after successful rehabilitation she was backed and rehomed.
She was returned through no fault of her own and is now looking for a new home.
“Cracker is a fun-loving pony who is looking for a home as a hack and/or driving pony,” added the spokesman.
“She loves to work and is very versatile, taking well to her driving training and new skills.
“She would ideally suit a competent lightweight adult or experienced child rider and would love to find a new home where she can fulfill her potential.”
Cracker hacks alone and in company, has learnt to ride and lead, is long-reining in harness and has also started pulling a tyre in preparation for driving.
For more information on Cracker, visit https://goo.gl/sFSVc2
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