Marty The Elderly Mini Pony Looks For Place To Retire

Photo: Courtesy of MSPCA-Angell

METHUEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MSPCA-Angell is looking for a home for an elderly miniature pony to kick off Adopt a Horse Month in May.

Marty, a 30-year-old mini pony, is looking for a place to retire. The MSPCA said Marty is quite the character.

"He can be easy going, but also sassy at times. He usually enjoys people, but will walk away when he needs a break," a spokesperson for MSPCA said.

Photo: Courtesy of MSPCA-Angell

Marty arrived at Nevins Farm in Methuen on December 23, 2002. He was underweight and had dental problems that made it difficult for him to eat. His owner surrendered him since they were unable to provide him with the geriatric care he requires.

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Since being at Nevins Farm, Marty has gotten his teeth fixed and is on a proper diet that has helped him gain more than 50 pounds, bringing him back to a healthy weight.

“Marty has made tremendous progress in the four months he’s been here,” said Rachel Navarro, assistant manager of equine and farm animals at Nevins Farm. “He looks and acts half his age!”

Photo: Courtesy of MSPCA-Angell

Marty will be the oldest miniature pony Nevins Farm has ever placed, Navarro said. She wants to make sure Marty goes to the right home for his retirement.

“We’re looking for an adopter who has experience with horses and will be able to make sure Marty stays healthy and strong,” She said.

Anyone interested in adopting can click here to learn more.

WBZ's Kendall Buhl reports.

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