Tributes to Tebay
TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘special’ pony who helped hundreds of disabled children in Bucks.
Tebay was bought by Gaile Ogden and Anne Coney and joined Bank Farm Riding for Disabled in Bellingdon, which started in 1986.
After a short illness, Tebay was put down at the age of 31. He had been retired for four years.
Chairman of the group Mrs Coney said: “He was the backbone of the group and will be remembered by hundreds of disabled children whom he helped gain confidence. All the ponies here are special but this little fella touched more hearts than any.”
Tebay was a carriagedriving pony and people may remember him in
Tebay his Bradford cart taking his owners home after a picnic in the Chilterns or at pubs where he was ‘partial to the odd swig of bitter.’
Mrs Coney believes his highlight was parading ‘Queen Victoria’ on his cart through Great Missenden for a Victorian Christmas event.