London: While many kids get a toy pony as a gift from their parents, actor Brad Pitt has bought real ponies for each of his six kids. And guess what his partner Angelina Jolie got? A horse.

“Brad ummed and ahhed about it for a while but decided to go for it,” a website quoted a source as saying.

Pitt bought the ponies in secret and has kept them in a paddock on the couple's Chateau Miraval estate in southern France.

Though the couple know how to ride a horse, there is still time before their kids - Vivienne, Knox, Shiloh, Zahara, Pax and Maddox - can go pony-trekking.

“He wasn't sure whether they'd find the time as training the children will take a lot of man hours 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,” the source added.