Twenty years after they first met, a plucky Shetland pony has been reunited with his besotted owner.
Naomi Baskerville was six years old when she first teamed up with ‘John Willy Parker’ at a riding school local to where she lived. The pair was inseparable and after two years of helping Naomi learn to ride, John Willy became Naomi’s very own pony.
But by age 14, Naomi was outgrowing the small pony and increasing schoolwork meant she had less time to spend with her beloved pet. Knowing just how much joy he had given to her as a young child, Naomi found John Willy a new home with a younger girl at a nearby riding school so they could enjoy the same bond, but sadly he developed some health problems and was given up again, this time to Blue Cross.
Naomi soon realised her decision to rehome John Willy was one she would she soon deeply regret. Once handed over to Blue Cross for rehoming she thought she would never see him again and she was distraught over what she saw as her terrible mistake.