Well, here we are in Lockdown 3, not that the ponies have a clue what is going on! The staff are all working at the centre handling the foals, exercising the up-and-coming trekking team and planning new ways to generate income in these difficult times. Usually, we would open to the public at February half term, but due to the current situation unfortunately we will not be open before April.
Three ponies, Jack, Bodie, and Doyle, have ventured to foster homes over the Christmas and New Year period. All have settled into their new surroundings and are enjoying being loved by their fosterers. Our friends and supporters are always curious to know what our naming theme is for the foals each year. This time we have decided to go with names of characters from ‘The Muppets’. Currently we have Gonzo, Kermit, Scooter, Fozzie, Bert, Ernie and Elmo.
With the recent cold snap we were very grateful for our supply of hay to keep the ponies happy and filled up. A massive thank you to all those who donated to our Hay Appeal through the ‘Big Give’ early in December – the ponies were very appreciative.
Do you have an area of 3 acres or more which needs grazing? We are looking for local places where our ponies can graze. They are not fussy eaters and are quite happy on rough or slopy areas as long as there is a good fence to keep them safe. Any offers would be most welcome, even if only for just a short while, to help us get through the next few months. If you think you have anything suitable, please get in touch.
Our online shop is fully stocked with warm clothing for these chilly times – why not take a look at our range of fleeces and hoodies. If you still haven’t got your calendar for 2021 ours are now on sale at £4.50 (down from £7.50), lots of beautiful pictures of Exmoor ponies.
Very best wishes to all our friends and supporters, please stay safe and in contact with us via our social media platforms, as we want to stay engaged with our followers during these tricky times.
Tel: 01398 323093.