Ponies on the moor

The ponies that graze on the moor are owned by local farmers. Once they rode the ponies out on the moor to check on their cattle and sheep. Now they are more likely to use a Landrover or a quad bike.

In October the 'drift', or round-up of the ponies, takes place. The foals are ready for weaning by this time. They are separated from their mothers who return to the moor for the winter. The youngsters are sold at special pony sales.