We a have a major gypsy site near our feed merchants who commonly tether their horses on the large verges around. I know my farrier does feet for them and all the ponies are nice quality coloureds in good condition. Whenever they are tethered it is done correctly with a 'swivel' link and a water container within reach. I was annoyed on the gypsies behalf to see a couple feeding a pony with apples while photographing it. No I wouldn't keep a pony by the roadside but these are far better cared for than many in livery yards. What is your view /reaction to roadside ponies?