Recently a Pony Rehabilitation Centre, which will double as a riding school has been set up in Klong Son. The idea is to save ponies that have been mistreated or face a future at the knacker’s yard and bring them to Koh Chang where they can get some R&R before being used to give riding lessons to kids and adults.
The horses are all a type of pony, similar to Mongolian Ponies, so are pretty small, 11-14 Hands high. At the moment there are six ponies in residence: Obama, John, Rambo, Koffee, Bozo and Hunter. Basic stables have been built and riding lessons and pony trekking into the valley is on offer. When I went there the place was deserted, the stables empty and the ponies happily grazing in a nearby field.