Stephanie Noble feeds her pony Lady Grey Too in her homeMichael Merritt

Stephanie Noble, a 65 year old divorcee, has been forced to have her mare move into her home after a falling out with the landowner of the horse’s grazing area. Grey Lady Too, Noble’s Connemara pony, was “dumped” on Noble’s front yard on Christmas Eve.

The Telegraph
reports that Noble spent Christmas Day rearranging her house in order to accommodate her pony. Since then, she has had her ceiling braced, added a gate to contain the pony and turned her kitchen into a grain store.

The pony’s new home takes up a considerable amount of space in Noble’s semi-detached house, which has forced Noble to relocate to the upstairs for residence. Of the 15ft by 12ft lounge in the house, Grey Lady Too now claims 8.5ft by 9ft. Dining room chairs hold its fodder, and the pony has a view of the main road through the window.
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Noble, who is a qualified riding instructor, claims she has the “best-kept” pony in the north of Scotland.

Her neighbors, however, don’t share the same sentiment, and believe that the pony should be removed from the house.

"If I want to even keep an elephant in the house I can," said Noble, who does not believe she is doing anything wrong. Her house was visited by the environmental health agency and the Scottish SPCA who urged her to remove the mare from her home.

When asked if she would consider handing her pony over to the SPCA, Noble said “No way. They had to accept that she is actually the best cared-for pony in the north of Scotland. She is not distressed and is nice and warm every night. Which other ponies and horses are as warm as mine?”

"I have had nothing but stick from people because it is unconventional,” said Noble. “Grey Lady Too is very happy. She goes out to the lawn, though she has eaten a couple of the neighbour's plants, and comes back in by herself.”

Noble said that she takes care of her mare’s manure “as it happens.” She claims to clean and disinfect the pony’s area everyday, and has laid down cat litter and hay over rubber mats for the pony.

The situation weighs heavily on Irish-born Noble, who claims to have lost two stone from worry over the matter. "The situation is not ideal, but it is safe and secure for her,” she said. “I am hoping it's a temporary arrangement, but who knows? I would love somebody to come up with suitable nearby grazing.”
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Neighbors have had problems with Stephanie Noble prior to this wacky incident. "She has been here for eight or nine years and has upset many people in that time. There are neighbours from hell, and then there is Ms Stephanie Noble,” said one neighbor. Others are shocked that authorities have yet to intervene.

Gill MacGregor, of the SSPCA, said: "We do hope that Ms Noble finds the appropriate livery for her pony so that they can remain together but, in the event that this does not happen, we hope she will consider our offer in the best interests of the animal."

The Telegraph reports further that in another odd twist “Ms Noble confirmed she had been arrested during an altercation over access to a shed for the pony. She also said she was facing an allegation of drink driving, but was hoping to show there were extenuating circumstances.”

Here's some footage of Stephanie Noble and Grey Lady Too: