I Had a Little Pony Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Video, and Printable

I Had a Little Pony is a sweet nursery rhyme that narrates the tale of a beloved pony called Dapple-grey, cherished by a young child.

Full of kindness, the child lends the pony to a lady for a short ride, expecting care and gentleness.

However, to the child’s dismay, the lady treats the pony roughly, whipping and slashing as she rides through the mire.

This poignant nursery rhyme touches upon themes of trust, empathy, and the significance of treating animals with compassion, leaving an indelible impression on young hearts and minds.

Lyrics for I Had a Little Pony

I had a little pony,
They called him Dapple-grey.
I lent him to a lady,
To ride a mile away.

She whipped him; she slashed him,
She rode him through the mire.
I would not lend my pony now,
For all the lady’s hire

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