Sammy the Wonder Pony seen here with owner, Dr. Susan Hunter-Joerns into the main arena at the Fairweather Equestrian Center on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Sammy died on Christmas Day at the age of 44, which is about 20 years older than ponies generally live. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sammy the Wonder Pony seen here with owner, Dr. Susan Hunter-Joerns into the main arena at the Fairweather Equestrian Center on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Sammy died on Christmas Day at the age of 44, which is about 20 years older than ponies generally live. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Wonder pony heads to greener pastures

• Long-lived equine passed away on Christmas at age 44 • Sammy was smart, stubborn and loved

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