Toby is a super friendly 14hh cob gelding. He was found as an 18-month-old underweight colt, living in inner-city Birmingham with a pregnant Shetland mare. Because the unsuitable living conditions put both ponies at great risk of accident and injury the ponies were removed via the RSPCA and admitted to SPEAR.

Toby has a congenital abnormality in both his stifle joints. This condition means that although he is unsuitable for ridden work he does not suffer from any pain or discomfort.