Wolds Barn Owl aka Barney was a Fell Pony. I had owned him from a cheeky 6 year old until September when we had to say a very sad farewell. He had suffered the dreaded laminitis on and off and had rotation November 2017, so this claimed him in the end. He reached 19 years old in July.
Barney was my rock, my best friend, my everything. We had such a wonderful bond. He got me through the hardest times in my life, and I through his. The loss of my wonderful dad being the hardest for me and Barney was the one I turned to. He lifted my spirits and his kindness and cheeky character never failed to bring a smile on the dullest days.
He loved his treat ball and used to lift his leg to say please, it was so sweet. Due to the laminitis and cushings he lived on a woodchip enclosure for the last 2 years, bless his heart.
We had such fun rides together over the 13 years we shared. We went out a lot with friends but my favourite ones were when it was just the two of us, then we were as one.
He will live on in my heart forever. I would never get another, he is irreplaceable. Lynne, October 2018