This was the first time I saw Major. A few of us from the HPEC had decided to meet up at the ILPH at Belwade for a day's outing and he was in a large field with a number of geldings. It was 18 months since Jock's death and I was not looking for another pony. However, there was something about him that lit a spark and I kept thinking about him when I got home. I decided to phone for some more information and two weeks later went back to see him again.