Buttons was a Shetland Pony, about 36 inches high, born in 1984.  He came with his friend Viking but he was much better able to fend for himself and has never been afraid of people nor of anything at all really (except cameras ~ it is really hard to get a good photograph of Buttons).  In fact, he thought he was still a stallion and  he was so sure of himself that he took it upon himself to guard all the mares in the field, regardless of size.  At one time he was nick-named 'the rampant guineapig' because he used to herd the mares away from the gate when the owners went to get them.   In spite of this he was also a very friendly little pony and very good with small children, but he hated to be called 'cute'.

In his later years he had the run of the yard and offered his companionship to older horses who needed extra care and attention. Along with Shannon, he had stuck close by Tosca in her blindness, he befriended Murphy who was grieving for Buckskin and latterly struck up a friendship with lonely Dingo, and he never forgot to greet Viking who had been his frightened companion before they both came here in 1987.

His tune, 'Cock of the North' sums him up beautifully.  You can save it on ourMidi Site

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Button's Sponsor
1st Maryculter Rainbows visited Blaikiewell and generously sponsored Buttons
in September 2015

Button's Sponsor
Buttons was generously sponsored by
   Kirsty-Ann of Aberdeen in March 2008

   Kirsty-Ann with Buttons looking warily at the camera  

THANK YOU Kirsty-Ann
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