Thanks to everyone who came to our open day and thank you also to everyone who helped us make the day a great success.
Sarah Weston and her colleagues worked with various ponies belonging to Lloyd Mortimer. They included foals and 2 year olds.
The foals were still with their mares so to prevent stress their mares were kept next to the foals in a separate pen, if the mares had not been kept next them they would have been extremely fearful and panicky.
The two years olds were used to feed from buckets and so some were taught using clicker training. To find out more about Sarah and her work please look at her website http://www.sarahweston.co.uk/
Hopefully we will have some photos of them working with the ponies shortly. We should also have some more photos of us later on!
Below are some photos of the day.
Natalie’s mum Gill and dog Rosie who did a fantastic job selling raffle tickets!
Some of the Dartmoor Ponies being admired!
Two of Margaret Roger’s ponies that were for sale on the day playing!
Sponsor Pony Merry
Ro did a bit of clicker training with Merry, he was a little distracted by all the goings on and this gave him a chance to concentrate on something else! Chloe one of Merry’s sponsors is in the second photo with Trixie
Storm who is Charlotte Faulkner’s daughter was on hand throughout the day for people to talk to. Her and some youngsters rode some Dartmoor Ponies around and did a little demo in the field showing what great ponies they are – a big thank you to them all!
Charlotte’s mum was also on hand to talk about the Dartmoor Ponies and the Friends of the Dartmoor Hill Pony organisation.
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