The actor has had the animals shipped to the family’s home in France and plans to surprise his brood when they return from vacation.
Brad Pitt has even got a surprise gift for his wife Angelina Jolie – there’s a full-sized horse waiting for her on the family’s sprawling estate!
Shetland Ponies originate from Scotland’s Shetland Islands. Fully grown they max out at just 42 inches high, so they’re perfect for kids to learn to ride on!
The whole Jolie-Pitt family are currently in the UK, shooting new zombie movie World War Z – but they’re scheduled to return to France after the summer, when they can saddle up and start their equestrian adventures!
A source tell The Sun, “Brad wasn’t sure whether they’d find the time as training the children will take a lot of man hours but thinks it will be worth it in the long run. He thinks it’s best for them to learn how to ride while they’re young.”
And their Chateaux Miraval home is the perfect place to practice — because it’s so big. There’s 1000 acres of land, which is plenty of space for Maddox, 10, Pax, 7, Zahara, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox to run, and ride, free!
The source adds, “Their place is huge. They have loads of fields all around the property. Their driveway is three miles long and lined with impressive fountains.”
It sounds like the kids are going to have a great time! We’re jealous!
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