Bingo, a child's best friend

Many horses and ponies rescued by HorseWorld go on to find loving loan homes after completing their rehabilitation but some stay as residents to work with children in a program of Discovery courses which support vulnerable young people through an innovative equine assisted learning programme. Bringing horses together with young people who have physical or emotional disorders can have startling results.

Bingo is one of the ponies who works on HorseWorld’s Discovery Courses. He is a 10hh skewbald Shetland pony gelding. He was rescued and brought to HorseWorld because he was not being cared for properly, he had very overgrown and painful feet, which took a long time to heal.

Bingo is a very cute pony who is not able to be ridden due to his foot problems but is wonderful with the children. He can often be seen on the yard covered in ribbons and bows with pig-tails and plaits all over him. He has done some wonderful work with students who have difficulties with mobility. He can be handled, long reined and even led from a walking frame.

Nothing seems to phase Bingo. Well almost nothing! Being separated from his best friend and partner in crime Burdock can be tough for Bingo. These two little Shetlands are always together in the field and they even share a stable when they come in to the yard.

Bingo is also on HorseWorld’s Adoption Scheme where supporters of the charity can sponsor him for £15 a year and receive a certificate and cuddly toy of their chosen animal. To find out more, visit

Posted on: 3rd January 2018