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. We had our first homebred colt licensed in 2020, now running at a stud in Snowdonia Wales. We have retained another who we think has potential. Our other boys are usually gelded here before finding homes as pets, show ponies or companions. Retained fillies live with our retired mares ( the oldest being 28 yrs ) until they are mature enough to run with the stallion and raise a foal, we like them to have a few years of growing up and fun first. Others have joined fellow breeders for breeding and showing. As we don’t get much opportunity to go out showing ourselves, it’s lovely to follow their progress and see them flying the flag for our prefix.
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.