Arr: 13.06.17

DOB: 18.05.06

Height: 38 inches

Colour: Appaloosa

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Shetland/Miniature

Empire was rescued in the summer of 2017 along with 6 other miniature pony mares. He had been used as a breeding stallion and several of the other ponies were pregnant on arrival. Although Empire was very good with his mares and great with people he would be extremely aggressive to any horses in an adjoining field.After castration he began to settle and we systematically put him next to other horses that would just ignore his behaviour – he soon stopped charging the fences and became much happier!

Empire quickly settled and has become a very well behaved pony. He has been good with all other geldings and is very self assured without being a bully. He is also very good with people and great to handle - this will make him very desirable as a loan pony when he is ready.

Sadly it seems that this group of ponies have eaten toxic plants in the past which has caused them some liver issues. Empire has received a course of steroids and things are improving.