e Moorland Mousie Trust, a charity set up to promote and protect the endangered Exmoor pony
whose chairman Juliet Rogers is based in Northumberland, arranged to send 14 mares to the Czech Republic to make up the country's rst breeding herd.
It was here that we had a chance encounter with an elderly motorist who - like us - had pulled into a makeshift lay-by to watch an Exmoor pony
, and her foal, quietly munching their way through an all-day breakfast.
Dunster Castle rises above Dunster village | An Exmoor pony
and its foal and, inset, ancient clapper bridge Tarr Steps
Deborah Davy, 53, revealed the oneyear-old Exmoor pony
was served up at a dinner party.
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When it comes to animals, the farm has plenty of rare breeds, as well as a chance to have a go with the curds and whey New arrivals at the farm include Primrose the Exmoor pony
and Conrad the shorthorn calf.
They help their mum to care for the three horses kept at home - an Exmoor pony
called Henry, an elderly Welsh mountain pony called Mickey and a 27-year-old thoroughbred, Dillon.
TOMORROW Go for a guided walk by Exmoor pony
expert Val Sherwin in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield looking for the wild ponies there.
The Stokesley School pupil was competing in the event held in Selby with Billy, a nine-year-old Exmoor pony
An Exmoor pony
stallion, called Lance, has been grazing on lowland heath at Chapman's Well, near Quaking Houses, Stanley, since February to help improve the growth of the heather.
MAN EVENT: One of the Exmoor pony
colts in the field at Ryton- on-Dunsmore, and (left|) Mandy and Nigel Hill with one of the latest editions to their herd.
In 2006, the Exmoor Pony
Centre in Somerset opened its doors as a refuge for the excess foals that are collected during the annual pony herd gathering, ensuring they do not end up in the meat market.