Rob Harrison, a 34-year-old self-confessed Brony is obsessed with the magical ponies and has spent thousands on articles and items associated with My Little Pony. Rob, a male IT consultant, from Vancouver, Canada is one of the members of adult male fans who adore the make-believe horses. The group has their own name “Bronies” which is derived from the two words “Bro” and “ponies”.
He confessed that he enjoys watching My Little Pony especially the characters Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle and Applejack in his TV screen. He even filled his house with memorabilia from the said TV show. He owns My Little Pony plush toys and even full body costumes which he and fellow bronies wear to their conventions.
Rob is currently single and proudly admits that he is not bothered with people who laugh at his preferred obsession. He confessed that at first he did not pay any attention to the show because he thought it was meant for girls but was amazed when he found out that the target audience is the general public.
Rob loves anything related to cartoons ever since and owns a lot of things that his closest friends and relatives are already aware of his hobby.
He is used to people making fun of him and instead of bothering, he just laughs with them. He considers his obsession just like any other hobby and his fellow bronies as guys who shares the same interest.
Rob discovered his interest in the show last 2013 when he helped out with BronyCAN, Canada’s biggest My Little Pony Convention for males. After the event, he felt at home with all the males who share the same interest and realised that the group is a lot of fun.
After the convention, Rob realised how much he liked the show and everything about the brand. The bronies started out as an internet community and then they scheduled meet-ups which are mostly drinking parties. My Little Pony paved the way for them to find each other and have some fun over a common interest.
The IT consultant even revealed that he travels for My Little Pony meetings. Seattle, USA, UK and Germany are just some of the places he have been to because of the conventions planned by bronies all around the globe.
An ex-girlfriend tried introducing my Little Pony to Rob but failed to take interest at that time. He shares how his new hobby does not hinder his social life.