Slightly overshadowed by War Horse Joey, another animal played his part at Glen Tanar’s Horseman’s Sunday earlier this month.
Porridge the donkey turned out to present the raffle prize of a year’s supply of Norvite Equine Specialist Supplement to lucky winner Kirsty Blackmore of Mosswood Stables, near Alford.
The raffle was drawn at the Horseman’s Sunday event on June 1, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of charity, The Brooke.
Porridge, who is the grand old age of 36, is also the mascot for the Aberdeen supporters group of The Brooke.
He appeared alongside the magnificent War Horse puppet, Joey, at the Chapel of St Lesmo in Glen Tanar.
The Brooke is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to alleviating the suffering of horses, donkeys and mules working in the poorest parts of the world, as well as improving the lives of the people who depend on them.
Porridge and Joey were joined on the gloriously sunny day in Glen Tanar by local horses, ponies and dogs for a blessing by the Bishop of Aberdeen.
It was followed by a sponsored walk and ride in the beautiful surroundings of the estate.The event also commemorated the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the remarkable contribution made by the horses that went to war.
Norvite was one of the supporters of Horseman’s Sunday, with a stand at the event.