How long have you had Disney? Around 3 happy years.
What’s your favourite thing that Disney does? She’s just so kind in every way but I love the way she marches out of the field and heads straight in her stable, no prisoners taken – she really loves going to bed and of course, the bowl of feed balancer and unlimited hay.
What has been your most fun moment with Disney so far? She loves and is brilliant at playing hunt the apple in the field. For a sedentary older lady, she puts on a turn of speed that is very admirable and finds (and eats) far more than Patch, which is a feat.
What are you planning to do with Disney once lockdown is over? Disney is a companion and we think she is between 25 and 30 so she is very much a retired gal. But she has a serious job maintaining fields and keeping Patch in order.
There is so much pleasure in having Disney in our family. She came as a companion but gives so much love and affection to all of us and we just adore her. In the summer we sit outside and she comes and joins in conversations over the fence and is very chatty. She appreciates everything that is done for her and sometimes you can see she is a little worried if there is something slightly different in our very quiet backwater. But she trusts completely and for a pony who had a life that was less than good before Bransby, it just shows how big her heart is. There is so much fun and joy in having companion ponies and I can’t imagine being without her. Someone once said that when knights die, they come back to earth as horses – what a lovely thought.