Buyers warned to beware of drugged ponies
From the ABC news website A pony club riding instructor is warning people who are buying their child a horse, to trial it first.
Canberra’s chief instructor Di Cullen says she has seen cases of rogue sellers drugging dangerous ponies to make them placid for sale.
She says the price for a good pony skyrocketed to about $9,000 and it is not worth taking risks.
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“Most people who genuinely have a good pony you can make an arrangement that the child can try it for a week and then you know over a week that it’s not drugged or sedated … and people do that,” she said.
“It’s really sad that happens but it does.
“You’ve got to be very careful when you look for a pony that you find the right pony that suits your child and that it’s safe.”
Yep, the fun never stops in the Can 🙂