Lacey the pony has found her new forever home thanks to the generosity of the Seymour community.
Seymour Riding Develops Abilities recently held a super garage sale to raise money to buy Lacey, the ideal pony pal for the disability organisation’s miniature riders.
And it was a massive success, with the sale raising more than $5000 — well above the $3000 price of Lacey.
‘‘Every cent is very much appreciated and children are especially delighted,’’ head coach Gay Lewis said.
‘‘Not only was the actual sale a great success — we were thrilled with the connection the community has with the terrific work of RDA.
‘‘With publicity generated we have had offers of new ponies and horses and several people are joining us as much-appreciated volunteers.
‘‘To be so appreciated was an amazing gift for all our hardworking contributors.’’
In addition to lots of cuddles with Lacey this week, the children at RDA enjoyed a special visit with the miniature pony Bullseye.
‘‘Bully’s special job was to give our beginners confidence in handling a pony without being intimidated by size,’’ Ms Lewis said.
‘‘It was a laugh a minute as the kids worked out how to handle him without too much adult interference.
‘‘They even managed to get him on to the float at the end of the day.’’
Seymour RDA would especially like to acknowledge a generous donation of $1000 from Ken Kelly.
‘‘Seymour, a huge pat on your backs for making such a difference to a very special group,’’ Ms Lewis said.
‘‘We would really love anyone to come and visit us on Thursday mornings so we can show you what we get up to.’’