Our oldest daughter had been dreaming of the day she could get her own horse and for a split second my husband considered getting one for Christmas....thats all it took. Elsie found an ad for Pancake and the next day he was ours.....hers! We've had him since January and he is a great addition to the farm. He has a lame eye on one side. And a friend of ours dubed him "Pancake the Pirate Pony".