Jake was a rented Pit Pony. He was owned by a company who had lots of Pit Ponies working in small private mines in the Welsh coalfields. For £25 per week he would come to work in your coal mine! No rules, no instruction book, just pay up on time or we will send the lads round.
He last worked at a colliery up in the forestry overlooking Glyneath. However the price of coal was in decline and he was sold as a nice quiet riding pony. He was found eventually working in a Trekking Centre where he was proving unsuitable as he would not canter and was not keen to trot. They thought him lazy and wanted him gone. However Pit Ponies had to learn that to trot, canter or gallop is almost certain injury or death in the colliery.
Jake worked with Pit Pony Dick at the colliery hauling coal from deep underground through the maze of tunnels to the surface.
Should you decide to come and meet him and his other four legged friends you will find directions to the Centre on our Charity website dedicated to visitors on the 'links' page. You can also find details of our beautiful country Wales and the Valleys area where our little Hill Farm occupies its lofty perch overlooking the Taff Valley & the remnants of ancient Forest of Glyntaff.
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