The Moorland Mousie Trust at the Exmoor Pony Centre

Hay! Exmoor Ponies

Help look after rescued Exmoor Pony foals with a donation to their feed costs and care. We take unwanted foals that would otherwise be destroyed, and give them a new home and life in conservation grazing, equine therapy or as riding ponies. Help us to feed the future of this iconic rare breed!


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116710)

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom

  • "The Exmoor ponies are really important to our work, enhancing the landscape and proving what a vital part they play in maintaining our environment"

    — Stephen Comber, Flexigraze

  • "We love coming to see the ponies and Exmoor, its great to see them living free as well as at the Centre where we get to give them lots of cuddles"

    — Visitor to the Exmoor Pony Centre


The Exmoor Pony is a free-living rare breed found on Exmoor National Park. During annual round-ups unwanted foals are removed from herds and face slaughter, unless they can find a new home. The Moorland Mousie Trust offers foals an alternative to destruction, training them for conservation grazing, as equine therapy ponies at our Exmoor Pony Centre or finding foster homes. This means we need to secure funds to cover the costs of feed, shelter and vet bills to give our ponies the highest welfare.


With funds raised through the Christmas Challenge we can help cover the costs of hay and feed for our ponies for the coming year. Covering these costs through donations will give us the confidence to know our foals will be fed throughout the year and can be happy animals ready for training in equine therapy, as riding ponies and to protect the environment as conservation grazers. By helping keep our ponies fed donors will ensure we can continue caring for this rare and iconic breed.