A MINIATURE Shetland pony which was seen being bundled into a van two weeks ago has reappeared on the forest close to Hatchet Pond.

A spokesman for the Verderers said: “It is assumed that the publicity surrounding the removal of the pony was sufficient to persuade the thieves to return her.

“The fact that she is branded may well have also helped as she would be identifiable.

“It is worth pointing out that some ponies which run on the forest are also microchipped.”