At 9 years old, Scotty is our littlest and youngest tram horse. He is 16’3 hands high. While he is a big horse he is much smaller than Albert who stands at 17’3 hands. But don’t let his size fool you. He is an absolute power house. Scotty easily pulls a tram and really gets it up and boogying too. Drivers spend most of their driving time gently asking Scotty to slow down and smell the roses. One day Scotty will realise that he has all the time in the world to complete the journey, but for now Scotty is very keen and eager to carry his passengers to and from Granite Island in a timely fashion.
Scotty is a strawberry roan colour, similar in shade to Albert. Scotty has kind, sweet eyes, and a cheeky expression. Scotty loves a game. If there is a trick or a stunt that he can pull, he’ll do it. Scotty loves to play a little game of ‘catch me if you can’ in the mornings, but if staff don’t play the game then he approaches staff and catches them. He doesn’t really mind getting haltered, he’s just having some fun.
Scotty wears a plait in his forelock, like Isabella. He has so much hair that if it wasn’t plaited he could not see where he is going when wearing his winkers. His forelock fills the whole space. Scotty looks pretty cute with his plait, and visitors to the tram love it. We don’t think Scotty minds his hair style and laps up all of the attention headed his way.
Scotty is also a lovely riding horse and a frequently chosen favourite of the staff. Scotty has great balance and rhythm and really enjoys long rides on the beach and splashing in the ocean. Scotty is pretty fearless, especially for his tender years. Scotty has been carrying passengers on the tram since he was five. His P plates have only just come off! He has become such an amazing member of the team, and we couldn’t imagine the Horse Tram without him.
Scotty’s Favourite Things
Playing games and having fun
Spending time at the beach
Elliot & Leo
Doing new things
Pulling the log. He loves it!
Sunscreen. He’s not a fan!
Archer, just sometimes (it might be a ‘short man syndrome’ type of situation)