12. In May 1999, Robbie retired in the village of Pant y Gasseg, near Pontypool in Wales. He was probably the last to retire in UK, but who or what was Robbie?
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Answer: Pit Pony
In the weeks before Robbie's retirement, Amos and Silver had retired. All were Welsh cob ponies, standing about 13 hands high and pit ponies were once a common sight in UK mines. In 1913 there were 70,000, and when the National Coal Board was formed in 1947, there were still 21,000 ponies working underground. By 1973, that number was down to less than 500, the majority being in small private mines such as the one Robbie worked in at Pant y Gasseg.