“I’d known old people with pit ponies who looked after them, and I started to look at what place pit ponies held in certain coal mining communities. These ponies would come up for a two-week holiday or a week’s holiday. Then just the occasional one, which Polonius is, did not want to go back down. And you can just imagine, why that one? Why that one amongst these 30-40 ponies thinks ‘I’m not going back down there, I’m making a bid for freedom?’ Often the owners didn’t want it to go back down, because the pony would be quite dangerous down in the pit once it had tasted freedom.” Read more...
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