The actor and partner Angelina Jolie have spent the summer in the UK, as Pitt films new film zombie horror World War Z. According to The Sun, the ponies are being kept at the couple's Chateau Miraval esate in the south of France.
"Brad ummed and ahhed about it for a while but decided to go for it," a source told the paper. "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."
Pitt and Jolie are said to be keen to take Vivienne, Knox, Shiloh, Zahara, Pax and Maddox riding. "He thinks it's best for them to learn how to ride while they're young," the insider added.
The 47-year-old had a second surprise up his sleeve, after having a new pool installed at the property.
"Their place is huge. They have loads of fields all around the property," the source revealed. "Their driveway is three miles long and lined with impressive fountains. They've got a new pool with slides as well now."
Both Jolie and Pitt have denied suggestions that they are planning to marry or that they are expecting another child.
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