Simply Foolish

July 19, 2008 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

Or was that…. foalish?

From the archives of the UK’s Daily Mail:

Just like his labrador friends, he wags his tail, fetches sticks and rolls on his back to have his tummy tickled.

But the hooves and mane give away his real identity – as a Shetland pony.

Rory was rejected by his mother after he was born in Colchester on Friday the 13th of October. After arriving at the sanctuary he became ill and spent all his time being nursed in the office – attracting the interest of labradors Alfie and Millie, owned by stable manager Sam Edwards.

Here’s more from London Tonight via YouTube:

A horse – living as a dog?  That’s just wrong.  And fortunately the folks at the Essex Horse and Pony sanctuary realized this too.  According to a followup article on

Now he has recovered from his brush with death, three-month-old Rory – who will only grow to nine hands tall – has been given a equine role model… Nanna Bracken.

Ms Allery said: ‘As soon as he was well enough we started stabling him, he got to be a proper pony now and do pony things.

‘We can’t state the importance of him being a pony, for his own sake he’s got to learn he’s a horse.

I love happy endings!


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