‘working to promote and protect the Exmoor Pony’   


Grazing Site Locations

The Moorland Mousie Trust supports grazing organisations and individuals all over the country and in Europe. Here are a few of the areas where you can see Exmoor ponies playing a vital role in conservation grazing.

exmoor_ponies_quantocksLydeard Hill, Quantocks, Somerset - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Six of our ponies are on loan to undertake scrub clearance and encourage rare species to flourish. The ponies are checked by the AONB rangers and local residents and dog walkers. They are very popular on this site and as the geldings grow up they will be replaced with younger ponies so that they can fulfill their potential in foster homes or at the Exmoor Pony Centre in working roles.

exmoor_ponies_woolacombeWoolacombe National Trust, North Devon

The uncles and colts grazing Woolacombe have it all, sun, sea and lots of grass! We coordinate with the Rangers to ensure optimum grazing levels and to remove youngsters for gelding throughout the year. It is a great site for them to grow up and mature.

exmoor_ponies_gatesheadPathhead, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

The ponies are on this site to encourage the wildflowers to grow. They go onto the site in autumn to aide this. The ponies here are overseen by Juliet Rogers, the charity's chairman based in Northumberland. The ponies pictured are youngsters who have now been gelded and have gone to live in foster homes and grazing sites all over the country.