CLOUDY was a pony that made the news with his beer drinking antics in 1953.
The 88cm (35 inch) pony, reported the World’s News on March 23, had raised around £800 by appearing at fairs, fetes and parades.
Besides his beer drinking, Cloudy was also known for enjoying a drop of sherry, a nip of Scotch or even milk, but wouldn’t look at water.
Owned by Matt Canning, of Mildura (Vic.), the thirsty pony usually liked to take his beer at the bar, though he was not averse to a couple on the pavement outside.
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