As he walks around the arena, gently following the man in the ring with no lead rope, there is no sign of the flighty spirit traditionally associated with racehorses.
If his children ask him what happened to his face, Corporal Jay Hare tells them he had an accident with fireworks.
Police are appealing for information following an accident in Aboyne.
Aberdeenshire's first official tartan was unveiled at a special ceremony last night.
An award-winning rescue horse who inspired one of the giant Kelpie sculptures is retiring to Aberdeenshire.
A north-east architect has insisted he had "nothing to hide" after regulators temporarily stripped him of his professional title following a dispute with a client.