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July 16, 2005

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Megan, the Pet of the Day
Name: Megan
Age: Fifteen years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Show Pony
Home: Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
   Megan may be little, but she really rules our two piebald cobs. She is the eldest and knows all the tricks like opening her stable door when it's not been done up right! When they are fed in the field, then she likes to play tug-o-war with the feed bucket. My mum says it's just as well they are made from recycled tyres! Hers is the one we always find in the burn (a scottish word for stream).

    She is a quarter New Forest pony so she is a good doer. It means she doesn't need a lot of hard feed and stuff, but she will defend her bucket if our six-year-old cob tries to steal her dinner from her. She doesn't like cuddles but she will let you stroke her.

    The first time I got on Megan she bucked me off! I'd been riding my mums 15.2hh cob and he's a real sweetie, Meg is a fireball on four legs! I got back on her and we rode out in the field. She's given me the confidence to jump small jumps and we went in the local pony show last summer and I got a special award.

    I love her very much and I'm the only one she will come to when we go to collect them to bring them in. She likes the snow and acts like she has to go through it on tippy toe, but then you turn round and she's doing circuits sending the stuff flying everywhere!

    I am eight years old and Megan and I are partners. Mum says there will come a time when I will be too big to ride her but I hope that's not for a very long time.

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