Pit Pony Spike worked in the small private mines of Wales. When they had finished with him he was sold as a riding pony.
His new owner soon wanted him to run & jump. When he refused they beat him turning him into a nervous wreck. He came to the Centre a real bag of nerves and is still easily frightened of anything new or strange in his space.
He can be a bit of a bully and most of the small ponies keep a wary eye on him.