World's Oldest Living Pony Dies at 56

Sugar Puff, the world's oldest living pony as declared by the Guinness Book of Records, has died at age 56, Horse & Hound reported.

The 10 hand high Shetland-Exmoor was euthanatized May 25. The pony lived with owner Sally Botting in West Sussex, U.K. for more than 25 years. Botting told Horse & Hound the pony was fine in the morning but collapsed suddenly.

"He was a safe, reliable pony--we used to teach children to ride on him at school fetes," Botting told the magazine. "He was also an old hand at gymkhana and Pony Club ... He was a fun pony--he used to come into the house at Christmas."

Botting is awaiting results of a postmortem exam.

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Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care.

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