One of the jobs during the day at Arlington Court stables is to have a 'Meet & Greet the ponies'. The public love to get up close to these Exmoor ponies and ask questions about them plus give them a stroke.
We have two ponies currently at Arlington, more are being arranged for land management. (Bovine TB has hit the main farm and hence there are not the cattle to clear the land. That will be a job for the ponies. (Although this in itself will have to be managed, as Exmoor ponies have survived and thrived on rough vegetation, whereas the lovely grasslands of Arlington could prove too much for them if they are not controlled in their eating habits). The ponies are currently on loan to Arlington Court from the Moorland Mousie Trust.
Here's a couple of pictures of Bergerac and Almond (with me holding). I've other photos to share over the coming weeks and months, but thought this would start them off.
Photos are many Thanks to Elsie Roff for her wonderful photographic skills.