Name: Willie Wonka
Breed: Shetland/Morgan/Arab/Haflinger X
Status: Ghost Herd- 2021
Willie is a Shetland / Morgan/ Arab/ Haﬂinger cross Pony. He is one of the most reliable equines at Blue Rider. He came to us in 1997 as a 5-year old green broke pony who was not really trainable. He is compromised by the many breeds in him. His stiﬂes (knees) are sore, and he has to wear shoes because he foundered. He has a thyroid condition, and his body has trouble with the sugars in the grass and hay, so he has to wear a grazing muzzle for part of the year. He is very heat-sensitive, so working in the summer is hard.Willie is used for our therapy, for regular riders, and for vaulting. He can pull a cart, run barrels, jump a course of jumps, give lessons to 2 year olds and 82 year olds — in other words, whatever you need Willie to do, he will do. He loves to give hugs, will goof off or be as serious as his rider, and will be your best friend for as long as you need him to be.Willie takes care of the herd of horses as well as his human friends. He is always there for everyone!