Sugar Puff, a 10.0-hand Shetland-Exmoor gelding died at his home in West Sussex, Great Britain, on May 25 from old age. He was born in 1951 and had been included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living pony in the world.
His owner, Sally Botting, told Horse And Hound magazine that he just collapsed one afternoon after his organs packed up. There was nothing veterinarians could do for the ancient equine.
Sugar Puff taught children to ride and was an old hand at gymkhana and Pony Club. He also used to come into the Botting household at Christmas. Botting bought the pony when he was 29 so that her daughter, Claire, could learn to ride on him.