John trains the ponies
every day and Cheryl has taught them to become familiar with a wheelchair.
Mike recalled: "it was often said that ponies
working underground were better looked after than those on the surface, those pulling milk carts and the like around the colliery villages of northumberland and Durham.
The book, Pit Ponies
, is on sale at The Chronicle front reception.
Women and children under 10, were banned from underground work in the 1840s, so the use of ponies
Preserving the genetic resource provided by the Carneddau ponies
is now crucial since recent snow storms led to the death of many of these animal.
Preserving them is even more crucial after this year's snowstorms led to the death of many of the animals - when it was estimated nearly half the total number of Carneddau ponies
were wiped out.
We have distributed a relief insurance amount of 30,000 rupees to each of the pony owners who lost their ponies
during the pilgrimage," he said.
Both of the ponies
are currently being cared for at the police stables in Allerton.
28 year-old Sou Chantha's pony received a deworming injection: "There were many ponies
that died here when we do not have this Non-Government Organisation's help because we did not know the problems ponies
were facing and we had no treatment for them.
But MSPs unanimously backed a petition from Roy Peckham, who is campaigning to "make pit ponies
are generally considered intelligent and friendly, although they can also be 'stubborn, naughty and devious'.
The origin of Britain's native ponies