Bill the Pony
Location(s): Bree, Rivendell, Hollin, Shire
Race/Species: Beasts & Monsters
Dates: First mentioned III-3018
"Bill Ferny had one that he might possibly sell. 'A poor old half-starved creature it is,' said Bob; 'but he won't part with it for less than thrice its worth, seeing how you're placed, not if I knows Bill Ferny.' "
"It proved to be a bony, underfed, and dispirited animal; but it did not look like dying just yet."
"In the past few days the poor beast had improved wonderfully; it already seemed fatter and stronger, and had begun to show an affection for its new masters, especially for Sam."
Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark, FoTR, LOTR
"Bill Ferny's poor old pony was developing an unexpected talent for picking out a path, and for sparing its rider as many jolts as possible. The spirits of the party rose again."
Book 1, Ch 11, Flight to the Ford, FoTR, LOTR
"The stay in Rivendell had worked a great wonder of change on him: he was glossy and seemed to have the vigour of youth."
Book 1, Ch 11, The Ring Goes South,FoTR, LOTR