A PONY called Boomerang lived up to his name when he went Awol to travel, all on his own, towards the place where he came from.

The Quantock Hills pony, who was a great jumper in his youth, hopped over the fencing in his field in Milverton to make his way towards Aisholt, where he was born and bred.

Boomerang, who is 23, was not found by his owners - the Pring family of Milverton - until two days later. He had made his way onto the busy B3227 between Wiveliscombe and Taunton, been corralled off the road by motorists, and took off towards Croford. He ended up travelling to the Sandhill Park estate via Fitzhead, Halse and Ash Priors

Read Boomerang’s story in tomorrow’s Free Press.