Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

Dartmoor ponies give helping hand at RSPB headquarters

The flora and fauna of a renowned nature reserve is about to be given a huge helping hand by the arrival of six Dartmoor ponies.

The RSPB has teamed up with the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust who have arranged for the ponies to be relocated today (April 5) to its headquarters in Bedfordshire where they will help to restore the nature reserve through their natural grazing habits....

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Visitors urged look but do not touch Dartmoor’s ponies

The Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society and the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust have issued a joint statement urging visitors to the moors to enjoy pony herds from a distance, after some have been seen to be carrying strangles.

Strangles is a highly contagious and difficult to manage bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It can be spread through direct contact with affected...

Volunteering is mane aim as apprentices muck in at pony sanctuary

A team of nine Plymouth City Council apprentices turned up to volunteer at Ponderosa Pony Sanctuary on Saturday as part of a number of community projects they are getting stuck into.

Fresh faced, excited and eager to help, the team got in touch with Efford’s sanctuary after a local plea for volunteers, offering their free time and help to this charity.

The eager apprentices...