Brad Pitt buys his kids a Shetland pony (each)

Brad thrills his six children with the present that that thousands dream of.

That dream became a reality for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's children recently, with Angelina also being bought a horse.

The 47 year-old actor managed to keep it a secret under wraps until he revealed the surprise with the ponies now grazing on the couple's lavish Chateau Miraval estate in the south of France.

Brad and Angelina can already ride but they want to be able to take children Vivienne, Knox, Shiloh, Zahara, Pax and Maddox pony-trekking.

"Brad ummed and ahhed about it for a while but decided to go for it", a source told The Sun.

"He wasn't sure whether they'd find the time as training the children will take a lot of manhours but thinks it will be worth it in the long run. He thinks it's best for them to learn how to ride while they're young."

There will be plenty of space for the youngsters to hone in their skills, with the famous couple's estate boasting acres upon acres of land.

The source added: "Their place is huge. They have loads of fields all around the property. Their driveway is three miles long and lined with impressive fountains. They've got a new pool with slides as well now."

Brad and his brood recently left Glasgow after finishing a set of scenes for his latest film World War Z but as he still has some shooting left to at various places across the country it could be a while before the kids get to meet their new pets.