Meet our PoniesMeet our Ponies
Introducing our Ponies at the Shiresmill Centre! They have been trained specially so that children and people with physical disabilities, medical conditions, learning difficulties and youngsters on the autistic spectrum can ride them.
All of our ponies are now available for sponsorship. Visit our Sponsor a Pony Page for more details.
In Memory of Star 2011-2019
Grey Dun Highland Pony
Star is the youngster of the ponies and is learning his job. His full name is Achnacone Silver Star and he was born on 2nd July 2011. He tries very hard to look after his riders and understand their needs. He is a Highland and food is very important to him so a careful watch has to be kept on his waistline. Star is quite sensitive and likes to be praised when he does things correctly. He loves a good scratch around the ears. He also loves to play with the hose if given an opportunity. He is a very friendly curious pony who doesn't find many things scary. Volunteers have covered him with various toys and waved and banged things around him without a reaction. When tacked up he becomes even more relaxed. He loves going out on hacks to explore new places with his friends and going out in the horse box brings an added bonus hay.
In Memory of Gypsy 1995 - 2017
Clydesdale Cross Mare
Gypsy was our big friendly giant. She stood at 15.1 hands she was a gorgeous Piebald Clydesdale cross mare. Born in 1995, she had been with our Group for quite a few years now and loved her work. She was the leader of our herd and a mother to all the other ponies. She was a very placid, friendly pony who loved people of all sizes, and loved to be petted. She has the most beautiful eyes which were 2 different colours.
Sadly our beloved Gypsy recently passed away after suffering from severe lameness and arthritis. She had reached the grand old age of 23 and in her 11 years at Shiresmill had performed an amazing job teaching countless riders and volunteers. She was very well loved by all and will be sorely missed. We feel incredibly grateful and blessed to have had her with us at Shiresmill.