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The Epona Trust - Bandit

Name: Bandit Born: 2007
Height: 14 hands Breed: Gypsy Cob Type
Gender: Gelding Colour: Black


When Bandit was 18 months old he was kept out in the open on a tether chain. Unfortunately he got the chain wrapped around himself and his ear was trapped and very badly damaged. His owner did not treat the injury and when infection set in, the RSPCA became involved and brought Bandit to the Epona Trust.

He was very wild and difficult to handle, and it took some time for the ear to heal. We did lots of work with Bandit to calm him down during the year that he was with us while the RSPCA prosecuted his owner. When the prosecution was finally successful in 2010, Bandit was signed over to the Epona Trust.

Bandit spent a year turned out on the large Hatch Fields to grow up and forget his horrible early experiences. He has now settled down after running with the herd at Hatch, and is a much calmer pony.

Latest Update

Now Bandit is old enough to start his training, he has been brought in to begin learning how to be a riding pony. Leah is sponsoring him and is starting his ridden training.