The Moorland Mousie Trust at the Exmoor Pony Centre

Homes for Unwanted Exmoor Pony Foals

We work with unwanted, rare-breed, Exmoor pony foals which might otherwise be slaughtered, and find them foster homes or place them with conservation grazing schemes.

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It ran from 10:32 AM, 9 March 2015 to 3:01 PM, 3 July 2018


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116710)




  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation




The Moor will only support a certain number of free-living Exmoor ponies if they are to stay fit and healthy. As a native rare-breed classified as endangered by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, continued breeding is essential to strengthen the diminished gene pool. Only by breeding ponies living free in their natural environment can their unique hardy qualities be preserved. Filly foals are generally kept but few stallions are needed so many colt foals must be homed or else slaughtered


We take in as many unwanted foals as possible and, using gentle natural horsemanship methods, provide essential training, veterinary care and neutering of colt foals. We then arrange for re-homing to foster homes or grazing placements where they can live happy and useful lives and many go on to be much-loved family ponies.