Spikey’s a big pony in a little body
Spikey, a 12-year-old chestnut pony, is in the running for New Zealand Riding for the Disabled association’s horse of the year.
Spikey, who is based at the Kenepuru site, has been part of the Wellington Riding for the Disabled Association’s programme for a year.
Wellington group senior coach Laura Rutten said that the much-loved Spikey was a big pony trapped in a small pony’s body.
‘‘ He likes to put on a big macho man attitude during the riding sessions, but he’s never put a foot wrong during a ride, and is the most obliging pony we have,’’ she said.
The winner will be announced on May 27.
Good form: James McLean, rides Spikey. The leader is Anita Crowe and the sidewalkers are Tina Budd and Emma Chapman.