Exmoor Ponies

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Exmoor pony on Prestwick Carr

Flexigraze does not own any Exmoor Ponies but works with the Moorland Mousie Trust to provide ponies on a variety of sites across the region.  Heavy grazing by ponies is generally bad for wild flower diversity but appropriate levels of grazing by a moorland specialist pony such as the Exmoor can be a valuable conservation grazing tool.

Flexigraze currently uses ponies to graze a number of sites, sometimes alongside other livestock, especially sheep, and at other times in carefully controlled numbers on areas of interesting grassland.  They are particularly valuable at grazing coarse grasses such as those found on sand dunes where they break up the sward allowing other plants to grow and flower.

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