Meet the captivating Exmoor pony herd at Nick and Dawn Westcott's Exmoor farm, adjacent to the beautiful Dunkery Commons moorland, who feature in Dawn's Wild Pony Whispering books - including adorable Monsieur Chapeau who was rescued from the moor as an orphan foal.
Over thirty Exmoor ponies from a range of moorland herds live together naturally in a large herd and Dawn specialises in liberty connection, which includes the herd coming to her call. Exmoor ponies are one of Great Britain's oldest native pony breeds - and they are endangered. The Exmoor Pony Project helps to safeguard, find opportunities and promote better understanding and treatment of the ponies.
After a welcome and chat about Exmoor ponies - including how they’re equipped to survive the challenges of Exmoor and how this unique herd helps to support the project by producing Exmoor Compost for gardeners - Dawn will call the herd for you to meet the ponies. The pen panels will enable you to experience their captivating herd energy and interactions from a safe perspective. This is really like being amongst the herd and you'll discover the unique characteristics and personalities of Exmoor ponies close up.
There will be time for you to watch and connect with the ponies, which many people find an enriching and enchanting experience.
We’ll have light refreshments including tea, coffee and cake. Personalised, signed copies of Dawn’s books (published in hardback: Wild Pony Whispering, Wild Stallion Whispering and Wild Herd Whispering) and bags of well-matured Exmoor Compost for the garden will be available to purchase.
A truly unique Exmoor Pony Experience on a working Exmoor farm. The Exmoor Pony Experience is helping to support the Exmoor Pony Project.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Charity fundraising
- School groups
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