Bomber, aged 26, has been a wonderful driving pony with our Group for the past 18 years and has remained in remarkably good health for nearly all those years. He was very kindly given to us, all those years ago, by Mr. and Mrs. Blundell.
He has never let the Group down and has been driven by many of our disabled members for all those 18 years, and in the early days he was the only pony our then Instructor, Major Tommy Thompson would drive. It is only in the last three weeks that he has gone downhill rapidly and after our vet of many years came to see him, it was decided to have him put down, which happened on 11th October. It is very sad but the kindest thing to do and he will be remembered with great fondness. He was a great character, very bossy with all the other ponies, except very recently, when he had to give up his top position to our new pony, Major – after six months of being separated, otherwise war broke out!
He is irreplaceable but it is very much hoped we will soon have another pony, called Albert, to join our Group.
The two photos below show Bomber doing his favourite thing - eating!