Now that it's been mentioned, we did give away our Pony Grinch (whom I named) along with a proper cart, and all the tack that goes along with it, to a lovely man who was a farmer with several children.
They came to our house and the children were SO excited to have a pony. We had all outgrown her, and since the cart was purchased for me, and I was now afraid of it, they happily took the pony, cart and tack. I knew those children were going to love Grinch and take such good care of her. They were so happy. I think initially my Father was asking for some money because the cart cost a great deal, but once he met the family, he gave it all away.
We were happy because we knew Grinch was going to be all loved up for a long time. The children were so excited and happy, and I remember the Father (who drove miles for this) being such a lovely man.
I spoke too hastily when I said "if it's too good to be true, it probably is" as perhaps those people were in the same boat as we were. All we wanted for Grinch was a happy home, with a loving family. She certainly received that.
Brenda, you will have your mini farm one day, and RJM there is a Pig in your future as well!