Toying with ponies — some horse sense this!

May 18th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Lodnon, May 18 (IANS) A woman in a British town has splurged a whopping 20,000 pounds (around $31,600) to raise a collection of toy ponies over the last eight years. Guess who helps her collect them more — her husband!

Sarah Butler, 29, of South Yorkshire county, has as many as 1,000 of the 1980s toys crammed in a spare room, The Sun reported.

Butler amassed 100 of the plastic ponies as a child before giving them away in her teens. But she began collecting them again since turning 21.

She said: “I’d left college and life felt so serious. I started Googling things from my childhood and seeing the ponies made me smile.”

The accounts assistant bought two, then admits going pony “crazy” - often paying more than 30 pounds for them. One limited-edition model cost her 980 pounds.

She even painted a mural of a green field in what she calls her “Pony Room”. It has themed furniture and framed pony pictures.

Sarah said: “Often I’ll sit in their room and stare at them. In those moments there is no stress, no worries.”

Husband Joe, who collects fantasy figurines for Sarah, said: “I know Sarah’s hobby is unusual but it actually makes me love her more.”

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