I had a pony named Shotzy. He lived to be 39. He was an AMAZING lesson horse. If a kid was being to hard on his mouth, kicking to hard, he would stop. And just sit there until the kid did it right. And, say the lesson was an hour. You would say "One hour lesson, Shotzy" and he would completely STOP after one hour RIGHT ON THE DOT! Best horse I could ever ask for. If a kid now taking a lesson is hard on the horses mouth or does something wrong, I think "If only Shotzy was here." I miss that guy. He was SUCH a healthy boy till he ruptured and colicked on the day he died. <3
Hopefully yours lives as long as Shotzy, or longer!