Betty was a purchase that we made a few years ago, she was advertised as a 14hh Fell and we bought her unseen after a phone call and discussing that we wanted something for Tina to ride and enjoy doing social rides, riding club etc. Obviously when we met her, she wasn’t quite what we were expecting, she was everything right apart from the height, she must have been in the boil wash and shrunk as our measuring stick only makes her 13hh if she’s on tip toe’s. However she seemed nice & sweet enough so home with us she came. On first view in the car park it crossed my mind she was rather small, but with her deep body, nice conformation, active paces and if she was anything near as genuine as her eye indicated then she would be a good one to sell on if we decide not to keep her. She did a few social rides and nannied some young horses out, before starting her career as a pony for my children. It was clear from the start that she loved Kien. Although with a more experienced rider she can come up to meet the task and not stand still while mounted, with Kien, she will stand like a rock all day long for him to clamber on and adores all the fuss she gets. Seeing what a lovely temperament she has, I decided to think to the future and put her in foal to Bart to breed the kids a middleweight all rounder type of pony that will have lots of jobs to do, and being middleweight it will be a long time before been outgrown!! In 2015 she had her foal, and as we loving call Betty the Mammoth from Ice Age, it only seems fitting to call the foal Peaches, with her posh name been Blaenllain DB’s Diddy Doodle who incidentally was born with a coat that resembled a lama’s fleece. We arelooking forward to seeing what she looks like as a spring time yearling.
Betty has since given up motherhood and is now back in full swing of been a child’s pony agian doing pony club etc, she’s also ideal for me to lead the kids out on other ponies and introducing youngster to the roads etc.