Spikey’s a big pony in a lit­tle body

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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.

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