Meet, Jeffrey, the miniature pony, who is all set to become the animal kingdom's answer to David Beckham.
After giving him a ball to play with Jeffrey was soon showing off his control skills and even started using a field shelter for a goal.
Manager Neil Martin said:
"He was looking a bit bored so we put a football in with him to see if he would like to play with it. He really took to it and now he has his own ball that he likes to dribble all over the field – and he even uses the field shelter as his goal."
Jeffrey is one of three miniature ponies at the sanctuary and staff are hoping that at least one of the others will also take up the game – to give the star some competition.
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