National Trust to export 30 Welsh mountain ponies to England
The National Trust has completed a deal that will see three groups of ten Welsh mountain ponies brought to England, equine insurance customers might be interested to learn.
Over the next three years, the ponies will be moved to Bickerton near Chester, reports the Daily Post.
Dave Morris, warden of the Trust at the ponies’ destination, revealed that cattle had been used for grazing the area in the past, but asserted that the equines would be more suited to the task.
“The ponies tend to be less fussy eaters than cattle and will tackle older saplings – making them more efficient at keeping the birch down,” he explained.
Birch saplings have proved to be a problem on the heathland at Bickerton and it is for this reason that the animals are being introduced.
A Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reserve at Loch of Strathbeg might be in need of horse insurance after BBC News reported that a herd of Konik equines were introduced to graze in the area.