They set up their organization four years ago after a friend asked them to take a pony to visit patients at a rehabilitation care home. There was such a positive reaction from patients - many with brain injuries - that the care home asked if the couple would come back.
Elaine says: "We had been keeping miniature Shetlands as pets for around ten years. We loved them and took them everywhere we went. We even took one, Wilson, on our honeymoon as he was too young to be left alone.