Pit Pony Spike worked in the small private mines of Wales. When they had finished with him he was sold as a riding pony. His new owner soon wanted him to run & jump. When he refused they beat him, turning him into a nervous wreck. He came to the Centre a real bag of nerves and is still easily frightened of anything new or strange in his space. He can be a bit of a bully and most of the small ponies keep a very wary eye on him. His nickname is Mr Stressy. Couple of pics attached.