Thursday, 8 May 2014

May Newsletter

In an exciting partnership, the National Trust at Arlington Court have taken Almond and Bergerac to help them demonstrate how to put on a harness. As Almond is destined to be one of our trekking ponies, as well as making an appearance at HOYS, he will only stay there for this season when his place will be taken by another pony ready to learn a new role.

A generous donation from Pluss, the Social Enterprise that helps disabled people to find work, was recently given to our representative at Exeter Football Ground by Ben Bradshaw MP. This goes a small way to helping with our weekly costs but in an ideal world we need to raise about £350 per day to ensure that the charity can continue. Is there any way that you can help us?

One of our ponies will be putting in an appearance at Witheridge Fair on June 21st, along with some helpers so please come and support us there.

In Winsford Village Hall on the 6th July at 2.30pm the High Park Music School Orchestra will entertain you in an hour’s concert followed by a cream tea and the chance to meet an Exmoor Pony.  The band of children will be playing Saxophones, Clarinets and Flutes with a programme of jazz and pop music. Please get your tickets in advance from Winsford Village Shop.

Please look at our website for more ideas of how to support us, follow us on Facebook or Text MMTX22 £5 to 70070. Thank you.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

A Pony's Prayer of Gratitude

A Pony's Prayer of Gratitude

(Photo above : Youngest Traprain Pony Bob)
Oh Mother Earth of Traprain our herd it thanks you
As we sense the Pony Energy of our ancestors within you
Each day we wake to give Gratitude and Joy
As our herd it plays in the early morn
Our silhouettes dancing to Traprain's form
Thank you MMT, Traprain and all humans who work to create a better world for our Kind
Bob says: “Our herd has plenty of time to contemplate each day on the beauty of
Traprain with its wild flowers, lichens and amazing views. We are proud of our
conservation work here – but also very grateful for such a wonderful life made possible
by the dedication of local volunteers and MMT who blend into the background so well
of our daily life – thank you.
Bob says : “This is Elmer, one of my best buddies, enjoying some lovely gorse”
“This is my step-dad Midnight who took me under his wing with his pal Thistle when
I first arrived at Traprain. Thistle and Midnight primarily taught me everything I know.
Nowadays I'm pals with all the herd and have loads of fun with them all”.
Midnight and Elmer in the foreground with some of the herd in the background
enjoying a lunch-time of gorse.
Here's a few of my pals taking an early afternoon snooze recently on the summit.
This is my friend Rowan – photo taken last year – but I wanted it included now cos he's not only very handsome but also one of the oldest, wisest ponies here – and my friend Midnight has loads of respect for him!
This is me in the foreground with all my pals. The photo was taken in a hazy evening recently.
We all hope you have enjoyed our latest photos as much as we have enjoyed posing for them!
The 13 Pony Kings of Traprain