Grandmother offers to replace Hugo’s stolen pony
A CHILDERS grandmother has offered to replace a disabled boy’s pony that was stolen from a property at Gin Gin.
The pony was helping Hugo Kraay, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, with his therapy.
Hugo’s grandmother, Phyllis Bromley, said the three-year-old could not understand where his pony had gone.
But now Liza Van Der Heide is hoping to ride to the rescue.
Mrs Van Der Heide has a very similar pony named Princess that she would like to donate to Hugo.
Liza Van Der Heide I was going to put her up for sale, but I would be more than happy to give her to the family.
“I was going to put her up for sale,” Mrs Van Der Heide said.
“But I would be more than happy to give her to the family.”
Mrs Van Der Heide said Princess was a very quiet pony.
“The kids can do anything with her,” she said.
“The kids sit on her and it doesn’t bother her at all.”
Mrs Van Der Heide said she was very sorry Hugo’s pony had been stolen.
“I know what kids are like with their horses,” she said.
Mrs Van Der Heide said Princess was about 80cm tall and was almost identical in colour to the stolen pony.
She said she had had the seven-year-old pony for about three years, but she had too many ponies on her property.
“It’s got to the stage where I’ve got to do something with them,” she said.
Mrs Van Der Heide said she had planned to offer Princess for sale for $500.
“She’s registered and microchipped and everything,” she said.
But Hugo’s family is wary of taking Mrs Van Der Heide up on her offer.
“The trouble is it might get pinched again,” Hugo’s grandfather, Michael Bromley, said.
He said they could possibly put the horse in a paddock at the back of their property.
“I would think about it for sure,” he said.
“We could hardly afford the first one.”
Mr Bromley said there was no way Hugo’s pony, which was very quiet and friendly, would have run away on its own.
But he said he did not expect to get it back.
GONE: Hugo Kraay's brother Gabriel and mum Tanika with the stolen pony.