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The Epona Trust - Murray

Name: Murray Born: 1990
Height: 14.2 hands Breed: New Forest
Gender: Gelding Colour: Bay


Murray is an old fashioned forrester - he has the big head and strong jaws that are necessary for ponies who live on gorse during the winter months in the New Forest.

Murray is not particularly quick witted so when he was first asked to pick his feet up for them to be trimmed by the Farrier, he panicked thinking that he would fall over. The Farrier got angry with him and hit and kicked him, until he was terrified.

Fortunatly someone saw this happen and took Murray away and brought him to us. But the damage had been done and Murray was very distrustful of people. He hated being in a stable because he thought that he might be beaten again.

Latest Update

'Murray-too-good-to-hurry' became his nickname as it took a whole year to train him to carry a rider and to listen to what he was told to do.

He is now a very valued member of our teaching team and he specialises in working with Autistic children and small adults, with whom he seems to have an understanding.

Murray is very good at jumping especially when he is turned out, and has been known to pop over a five bar gate if he sees good grass in the next field!

Murray is sponsored by Leah.