Okay, so he's not mine, he belongs to the stable where I used to take lessons and at which I still work each Sunday. I just wanted to share a picture of this fella.
This is Mickey Mouse, aka Mickey aka Mouse aka Moose aka The Pony. Sometime this year, Mickey will be 49 years old. That's beyond ancient, even for a pony:
Mickey's been working as a school horse at the stables longer than any of the humans currently there. I know there are at least 3 cases where a young woman rode him while taking lessons, then her daughter rode him in lessons, and then her granddaughter rode the lil fella.
One of the local papers did an article on him recently. It's not the most flattering and portrays him more as he was when he was younger and far more ornery. Nowadays, he's quite the gentleman:http://www.gazette.net/stories/01132010/nortnew201059_32555.php
As I said, he's not my pet, but I couldn't love him any more even if he were. The lil guy is a fixture at the barn.