Wednesday, April 16, 2008
As we move through April, so more foals are born. The New Forest Ponies belong to the commoners but they are left to roam over the forest and are responsible for keeping the grass short. The stallions are taken off the forest in the winter and careful choices are made as to which stallions go in which area during the spring and summer to maintain a healthy stock. Each year in the Autumn the ponies are rounded up in drifts, to be marked and treated. Some of the foals are sold as they make suitable mounts for children.