Sadly at the end of 2022 Tawny has had to be retired from his ridden work. He has been diagnosed as having arthritic front legs and has shown an increased tendency to trip more. He also has cataracts in both eyes and while not having any apparent difficulties it is felt that for him to keep giving rides would pose a risk to both riders and his wellbeing. He will be 28 this year, an old pony and has worked for us for 18 years.
He has just received an overdue RDA long service award. Lots of riders who started as young children will have ridden Tawny and have many fond memories.
We plan for him to still have a role being used for theory sessions on the yard, and perhaps joining in with Tea with a Pony sessions. Still giving lots of pleasure to our participants, just in a different way.
He is still enjoying life, living with his friend Boycie.