Alfie was bought as a foal to be a companion to someone’s horse. Unfortunately he got a kick on the knee and came to Hope Pastures to recover. But he then became unwell and the vet discovered he had a severe heart murmer and was hyperflexible (similar to being double jointed) which gives him back problems.
It was then decided that he should stay at Hope Pastures in case the stress of being moved caused heart problems. By then Alfie had settled in very well, made friends and become popular with visitors. His knee and back problems meant he could never be ridden, and he can get muscle spasms in his back.
A Welsh Mountain Pony with an unusual white face, Alfie is a very friendly boy although he can be a bit shy sometimes with people he doesn’t know. Like most horses he loves his food to the point of being a bit greedy.