Burdock is 10.1hh liver chestnut Shetland pony gelding. After Burdock was rescued it was discovered that he has a heart murmur and so would never be ridden. He is one of two Shetland ponies at Discovery.

He is a fun cheeky little pony, who is very popular with the students. He is very good to be handled, groomed and long reigned and also for obstacle training. However he has been known to wander off to the hay barn or grass verge for a quick snack with an unsuspecting student in tow, but only occasionally.