Monday, December 22, 2014

22nd December, 2014 Mixed Messages

I read recently that it was hard to spot New Forest ponies amongst all the Shetlands and Coloured Cobs out on the Forest. I have to say that person probably wasn't looking very hard because there are plenty of New Forest ponies about. It's a good thing that there are less foals but there are plenty of mares. I did wonder if it was because of how bright and obvious the cobs are at Telegraph Hill. This little group have been out for two or three years now and, far from being dumped, are owned by a Commoner who makes sure that they all have their neck collars on. They've adapted well to life on the Forest and know how to huddle up behind a gorse bush on a windy day.