Bertie came from the same hope as Bobby. He was originally given to his previous owner to settle a debt and was a much loved family pet but had no rider as he was outgrown. He is very quiet and can be trusted with children.
Bertie is no longer used for regular work as he suffers from arthritis but instead is staying at Newlands Bishops Farm working with disabled adults as he is gentle to handle and not at all intimidating.
Plans for the future
Bertie will continue to stay at Newlands Bishops farm for the winter as he is happy there with his friends.
Update August 2013
Bertie is at the home field and is enjoying having the freedom to go around and walk wherever he wants. He is eating well, despite having hardly any teeth, and is managing to maintain his weight.