Dog Loves His Pony Rides


A Jack Russell dog shows off his horse riding skills.

Freddie leaps on the back of his neighbor’s Shetland pony Daisy for a trot around the paddock in Flaxley, Gloucestershire, England.

Owner Patricia Swinley said the dog was a “natural” jockey whose equestrian skills have blossomed.

“When he first saw Daisy he rushed across the yard and just jumped straight on her back,” she told the BBC.

Freddie, who has been nicknamed the Flaxley Flier, is often to be seen riding round the 25-acre farm and Daisy, who stands at just 37 inches tall provides the perfect taxi, for her pal.

“The children love to come and see him,” Mrs Swinley said. “I guess it is a rather peculiar sight.”



Freddie Teaches Friend To Ride

Freddie (R) and Percy, both Jack Russells,
ride their friend Daisy, the Shetland pony

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  1. Thank you for visiting my site! And I’m glad I came back to yours. My daughter is crazy over two kinds of animals: horses and dogs. She is going to love this sweet photo.

  2. Excellent photo! Perhaps it should be entered into the Virtual Shetland Pony Show 2008 we have running at the moment?

    That photo would indeed make a great addition to your show. I’ll send you the contact for the person with the photo. Perhaps they will be interested.

  3. how cool! They even match. I used to have a friend who would take her dog everywhere with her when she rode the dog had a special place behind the saddle. Very cool.

  4. It Is an amusing sight for a dog to be riding a pony.
    I Have Never Seen Anything Like It In My Life

  5. Hi there…

    What a great photo of Freddie and his pal… and great blog too!

    The pic should be posted in the petPix Time Capsule as a Star. 🙂


  6. HAHA Thats Really Adorable. They are like twins…almost, except ones a dog and ones a horse. But thats really Cute

  7. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these pictures are so cool I love them

  8. I ♥ that pony!!! Its adorable!!


    Joyce Engelmayer

  10. that is so cool
    how did u get the dog to sit like that
    i have a dog and a horse and i woulg like to know


  11. omg that is such a good pic what happened to the ponies back foot

  12. Hey,

    so so so so CUTE! I mean the puppy/pony combo is sweet. Yeah what did happen to that pony’s back leg?
    If it was an injury or anything bad like that i feel bad and tell him hope you feel better. Whats next? the pony riding the pup? lol. you should do like the dog in boots and a cowboy hat and then the horse tacked up next to him.

    happy riding! ♥♥♥♥♥

    love, horselover411

  13. I love that pic! I have a pony too.I love
    The idea of a puppy on a pony. I hope
    To see many,many more pics of the
    Puppy and of the pony I love it 🙂 🙂

  14. awwwwwww, that is sooooooo cute i wish i would have gotten that pic on my camera !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Ahh, that is so cute.I have never seen a thing so funny!

  16. Hello,

    I am interested in contacting the person who took this picture. Could you send me their info?

    Thank you,

  17. i like the pic it’s so cute and cool lol bye♥♥♥♥♥

  18. That dog is not on top of that horse and any way I have horses but that was still funny but please get this THAT IS FUNNY

  19. O.M.G that is adorable how did you get the dog to sit on the horses back like that?and is the ponys leg ok??
    get well soon!!!

  20. omgosh how cute!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Your pony is soooo cute, so is the puppy too!

  22. awwwwwww so cute

  23. so adorable

  24. Great read, deff worth a subscription

  25. That is the cutest thing ever !! (:

    dog loves horesy rides haha..

    – shawnaaa !!!!

  26. omgosh that is soo cute…! 🙂

    Wish my pony would do that… Lols


  27. My dog does that too. It’s not really that amazing! But it is still cute! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  28. So cute! Anyone who thinks it’s not impressive should try riding a shetland pony, you need a good seat 😉

  29. That is really cute how did you do that

  30. Thank you for showing your video riding bareback and without a halter. It took me back to when I was young, and my father told stories about riding in the rodeo. He has been gone for 12 years, but I miss him as much today as the day he left for heaven. He would have loved to see you ride!! Thank you again .

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