Chucky has been surrendered to us as his owners realised he was too much for them to handle. They had purchased him as young pony and not realised the importance of appropriate training and education.
Being small, he had simply been treated as a dog. Cute and fun to play with. As he has grown older and stronger he has become pushy and un manageable.
He is also incredibly overweight and at risk of foundering.
We will be working on his manners over the next few weeks until we are satisfied that his behavior has improved.
We would really like to stress the importance of training and education in any horse no matter how small or large. The little ones are incredibly cute and people easily fall into the trap of thinking that they will require less care and maintenance. The truth is that they are no less of a hassle than a larger horse.
Please think carefully before purchasing a mini horse or pony. They are not toys and should not be treated as such.