Over the last year the Moorland Mousie Trust has been busy encouraging interest in the local rare breed Exmoor pony; we are happy to advise and assist anyone with handling privately purchased young stock to help new owners get started on a good basis for building up a rewarding relationship.
Foal Handling courses in November showed those attending how we approach the young stock that have come direct from their moorland herds to the Centre and the way in which we gain their trust, making each stage of the process a simple transition.
Over the winter the staff will continue with backing some of the older ponies that are now ready for the next stage of their training; this, like the other work, is done quietly and calmly to show them that there is nothing to fear. In time some of these ponies will become riding ponies at the Centre though initially they will only be ridden by trained members of staff.
A number of ponies owned by the Trust are doing a great job of conservation grazing at various sites around the country and the quieter months are also a good time to go out and check how they are doing.
Please follow our activities on “theexmoorponycentrefanpage” on Facebook or make a donation through our website www.moorlandmousietrust.org.uk and help us to continue our work through 2015.
Thank you all for your support.