We started with two mares and a stallion in 2008, bred our first foal in 2010 and now keep the number to around fifteen ponies. We don’t breed many foals as it is a hobby and we like to keep in touch with any that move onto new homes.
The pony herd live on our hill farm, alongside cattle and sheep. The land is typical of an upland farm and perfect for a native breed of pony to run on. We like to try and keep them fit not fat, so they spend the spring and summer on our rougher grazing and in winter go out into our larger fields. We bring them in to our stables and yard area for supplementary hay and a bucket feed to ensure the breeding mares get their minerals but they live as naturally as possible to retain their hardiness.