Nobitt is one of the thousands of native ponies bred every year for the tourist industry and then not wanted so the 'lucky' ones are slaughtered at a few months old and used to feed zoo animals etc.

The rest  are shipped alive for thousands of miles often in extreme temperatures and terrible conditions and then slaughtered. Of course this also happens to cows, sheep, pigs etc and should not be happening in a 'civilized' country. I was asked to take Norbitt and Devon by another rescue who could only take two and has found somewhere for a one others but they asked me if I could fit two in.