However, Doris lacked a proper leisure activity, as she always loved riding and horses. So she decided to go on a search for the perfect pony with her car. And that's where she found it: the Dales Pony, "Britain's Native Pony". Doris immediately liked the Dales Pony, as it was optimal in every way: a huge girth - perfect for riding, beautiful long mane, powerful black color, a full tail - so long that some ponies stepped on it while going backwards, and of course, the typical fetlock hair that characterizes the Dales Pony. She also immediately liked their temperament, as the ponies were calm, intelligent and incredibly affectionate. In short: love at first sight.