– Meet ‘Sugar’, the Miniature Therapy Pony –
Sugar, the miniature therapy pony resides at Maryland Healthcare. Sugar stands at only 29” / 74cm tall. Sugar has a beautiful orange coat, messy cream mane and tail, little tiny hooves, that make a clip and clop and a neigh that is unmistakable.
Sugar is only 2 years old, and yet she is the boss of the field. She has fun running after the dog, and can eat as many carrots as you can give her. Sugar is friendly and sometimes thinks she is human; she would practically follow you into the home and be content running around looking for someone to stroke her and of course – food!
Sugar has a friend, called Princess. Princess is a white pony and is considerably older than Sugar at 18 years old. She nearly qualifies for a pony pension. Princess treats Sugar like a daughter, which means most of the time they are the best of friends, and others they disagree with each other.
Here at Maryland we are very lucky to be able to have a number of animals, of which Sugar is the star!