Sam has been my pride and joy since I was four years old. We’ve had such fun and he’s taught me so much. Over the last year, he’s developed many problems. I knew that his time was coming to an end but I just wanted to hear it from him. His body has been failing him so much. I could no longer see the cheeky, energetic, bonkers pony that I’ve known so well, so it was an incredible relief to hear Sam saying that it was time for him to go and that he was happy for me to organise his passing. I will be able to remember him happily as he was, and reminisce about the wonderful fun we had in his younger days. The grey horse was his friend Ebony who was black as a foal and over the years became grey! I am so pleased that they will be reunited in Heaven.