There is a naughty fell pony on our common that whenever we go onto the common with our horses, he charges at them, bites and kickes out.
This morning, tony was riding tanner and leading a littly boy on lilly, the fell pony charged at them causing lilly to bolt, tony managed to keep hold of her for a while when lilly turned suddenly and the little boy fell off. Lilly caught the boy on the side as he fell under her, tanner also bolted but tony managed to pull him up.
The pony is becoming more of a pain, not only does he go at our horses but he goes at people walking on the common. I took my niece (20months) and my puppy for a walk, he came over trying to rub on the push chair, frightening my niece (who loves horses).
He is a lovely pony for his owners kids to ride, just a little tinker on the floor. ive about had enough. i have told his owner on a few occasions that he is a pain. she doesnt seem too bothered, just says to give him a good smack. (not that he gives up or moves when you do, he goes back at you)
What a odd situation, the common land where people can graze their horses - do they all just turn the horses out as in one big herd over the 240 acres or can you put them in indvidual fields? I would be talking to the land owners about this brat-pony and maybe complain to the Police?
Owner of three Welsh Cobs - Taran, Jakes and Flash. We live on our small farm up a mountain in the wilds of Snowdonia