Tag Archives: ponies

White ponies on the warren

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She’s in a hurry to meet her friends down at the watering hole

At the watering hole

At the watering hole

One of the ponies is an albino

One of the ponies is an albino

 

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Managed by ponies (and cows, sheep and rabbits)

Newborough Forest is bounded by National Nature Reserves on three sides. Ponies are used to “manage” the grass, herbs and scrub in the Nature Reserves, along with cattle, sheep and the wild rabbits that give Newborough Warren its name.

Here are some of the team:

Newborough Warren pony - grey

Newborough Warren pony – grey

Newborough Warren pony - chestnut

Newborough Warren pony – chestnut

Newborough Warren cow

Newborough Warren cow

The ponies are more or less wild – they’re unbroken, and infrequently handled, but some of them are quite friendly: like the two above who were desperate to get their portraits taken!