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Big news day in the Can [Drugged Pony Madness]

By colsim - 4 October 2005 9

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.

“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 🙂

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Big news day in the Can [Drugged Pony Madness]
Thumper 2:58 pm 04 Oct 05

Has anyone told Steve Pratt about this? He’ll want random drug testing of ponies before they get hooked and out on streets where they’ll start dealing, and beating up little old ladies for the handbag money, and worse still, they’ll attempt to wash your windows at red lights!

Oh the horror….

terubo 1:28 pm 04 Oct 05

Drug him enough, he won’t need feeding either. Saves money.

Thumper 11:33 am 04 Oct 05

My dog is naturally comatose for about 23 hours and 55 minutes a day.

The other five minutes is spent eating.

terubo 11:22 am 04 Oct 05

My hamster would disagree – she’d far prefer to be chewing thru’ the cane furniture (or my fingers), than being artificially comatose.

Maelinar 11:09 am 04 Oct 05

What’s the problem here ?

If your kids hyper, give them Ridilin
If you’re pony’s hyper, give it whatever…

We’re living in a drugged up world, and if something doesn’t conform they give it drugs till it does.

I fail to see the problem when we’re so ready to fill our children up with similar drugs.

Chris 10:46 am 04 Oct 05

Perhaps not, but they’re definitely to be found in the Leg Ass !

Thumper 10:20 am 04 Oct 05

I wonder if the ponies and hamsters frequent Parliament House?

terubo 10:15 am 04 Oct 05

I thought that hamster I bought last week looked a little languid too….could the drug thing be endemic in the pet industry?

Thumper 8:30 am 04 Oct 05

Hmmm… Shades of Linda Ronstead and her first band ‘Stoned Pony’.

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