Ponies brought in to graze grassland in Devon
A quartet of ponies has been brought in to graze on grassland in Culm, news that might please equine insurance customers in the area.
The move is part of a drive to provide “improved, sympathetic land management” in the area, reports the Mid Devon Star.
It is part of the Working Wetlands project being run by Devon Wildlife Trust.
Pony insurance customers who already use the animals for a similar purpose may know how effective they can be at opening up a habitat and allowing more wildflowers to grow.
Indeed, Exmoor ponies were recently introduced on to a patch of land in County Durham in a bid to reduce the amount of grass and bracken and encourage rarer plants to flourish.
Bob and Joy Tucker, the owners of the land, commented: “We are really looking forward to seeing the field transformed year by year, allowing the more delicate and vulnerable species that could not compete with the rushes to establish themselves.”