Blue is an Irish Draught he stands at 16.2 hands high, he weighs in at 720 kg he is in short a mighty fine Boy. You only have to look at him and he makes you smile. I now had my large friend to pootle round the back roads of Norfolk with… how perfect!
Not being the type to stand still I started thinking. I wonder what life would be like, if I purchased a foal at 6 months of age, that would grow up with me and I would provide the education needed.
It did not take that long to decide… I would look for a breed of pony about 14.2 hands high, that as the years went by I would not lose too much dignity hauling my back side up and over – not a good look I can assure you….
After much searching and research I discovered, that this type of Pony can be found on the New Forest! … After making contact with lady on the New Forest, I was offered Harvey (or at that point he only had his posh name, Sandhole Moonshine).
Harvey as I had named him, arrived on the 27th December (a belated Christmas present to myself) … he had experienced very little human contact and had just been separated from his mother… he was a frightened little chap!!