Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Facing the Farrier

Freddy & Pascoe never cease to amaze me.
The boys met the farrier for the first time today and neither of them turned a hair.

Freddy behaved beautifully and even Pascoe excelled himself - after an initial feeble protest just to show that he could refuse to co-operate if he felt like it.
Freddy and Nigel








Haddington Farmers Market Edinburgh



 Liz will again be manning her stall in aid of the
Exmoor Ponies. 

September on Traprain

Traprain Ponies
Sunshine & Snooze Time 
on the North Summit
Full of energy, Bob the youngest pony (foreground) grazes while his older friends rest in the sun

 Midnight (centre) and his friends think the summit is the perfect place to have a snooze on a lovely sunny day

Bob (foreground) and Dandelion

Bob loves Blackberries

So does Midnight

Midnight's friend, Rowan. In the distance, immediately behind Rowan, is North Berwick Law and to the far right is the Bass Rock, renowned for its bird life

Most of the herd with Dandelion in front

As evening approaches Midnight, Elmer, Bob & Thistle say goodnight from the 13 pony Kings of Traprain

Thanks to Liz Mercer for this update on the progress of the Traprain Ponies

Monday, 8 September 2014

Traprain Wedding

What a wonderful way to celebrate a wedding!
On the summit of Traprain with the sound of bagpipes
and the company of Exmoor Ponies.

with thanks to Kenneth Stanton for letting us use his photograph

Thursday, 4 September 2014

A New Arrival on Traprain

What's this? A New toy for us?

 Forget the old yellow bucket - a shiny new wheelbarrow is much more interesting!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

August Newsletter

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre
We held a series of Cream Tea Afternoons which many visitors attended and enjoyed various craft activities as well as pony rides, grooming and of course delicious refreshments. We were lucky enough to have Victoria Eveleigh in attendance on two days and she was surrounded by crowds of children who love her books and wanted her to sign them. On other days we also welcomed many visitors, both local people and newcomers to the area, all of whom were delighted to meet our ponies up close and learn more about them. 

Some of the Exmoor Pony Festival events were held in conjunction with the Centre, the first of which was a chance to get to know the Anchor Herd thanks to Emma and David Wallace who gave a comprehensive tour of their ponies as well as a demonstration of showing. Kestra and a pony attended the Pony Walk on North Hill with ENP Ranger Richard Eales and we had a stall at Exford Show as usual. The Quiz and BBQ evening was a great success though Mr Baker must have got wet tending the BBQ while the rest of us were enjoying the challenging questions. To end the week a group of seven ponies and riders left the Centre to join the Fun Ride and had a great time. Many thanks to all those who came along, helped and /or contributed in any way.

On Thursday 30th October we will be holding our Celebrate Halloween event from 1:00 till 4:00 pm so please put it in your diaries and come along and join in the fun. But there is no need to wait that long to visit us, the Centre is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every day except Saturdays and there is no charge to visit.

Staff will be taking a quiet, calm pony up to the Horse Of the Year Show in October to spread the word about our local endangered breed and encourage people to support the charity. Meanwhile we are getting ready for taking in foals in November by starting with a couple of young fillies before the rush; there will be the opportunity to join us for some foal handling instruction so if this would interest you, please call on 01398 323093 to reserve a place.

We have beautiful calendars for next year available to purchase as well as many other lovely gifts so do come along and have a look in our shop as well as visiting our ponies. Alternatively please look online and support us via our website or by texting MMTX22 £5 to 70070. 

Thank you