ponies in the new forest by quietpurplehaze

ponies in the new forest

We went to look at cars and for a test drive in the New Forest today. I took my camera along, just in case, and was lucky to find some ponies and to find them where we could stop the car. Just before I took this photo, they had all walked staight across a busy road. There is a speed limit but, inevitably perhaps, a number of them are killed in traffic accidents each year.
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Great find - they look lovely trotting along :)
December 29th, 2013  
I really like this...fav!
December 29th, 2013  
Such a lovely rural scene!
December 29th, 2013  
fab shot Hazel, we are so lucky to have the new forest right on our door step
December 29th, 2013  
I just love this as it reminds me of a holiday I had years ago when my daughter was about 12 or 13 and we went riding in the New Forrest. It was great and this is a lovely composition - Fav
December 29th, 2013  
What a great scene and nice capture. Are these ponies loose, not fenced in? And what is the "new forest?"
December 29th, 2013  
A lovely pic. of the ponies but I think they have to make provisions to avoid any collision. It`s not only dangerous for the horses also for the car and the people in it. A big/long fence ?
December 29th, 2013  
@pyrrhula @linah

The New Forest is a huge area of forest and moorland, now a national park. No possibility to fence the ponies in and they just roam freely. There are some cattle too. When the acorns fall from the trees, pigs are put into the forest to eat them because they are poisonous to ponies - this is called 'pannage'.
December 29th, 2013  
Nice POV like this one!
December 29th, 2013  
Lovely New Forest image, Hazel.
December 29th, 2013  
Beautiful shot! A really lovely capture of these wild ponies.
December 29th, 2013  
@quietpurplehaze Thanks for the information, sounds wonderful.
December 29th, 2013  
This is beautiful, Hazel.
December 29th, 2013  
Very cool! Are they wild ponies?
December 30th, 2013  
Cool shot.
December 30th, 2013  
well captured
December 30th, 2013  
Beautiful and peaceful rural scene.
December 30th, 2013  
@juliedduncan

They have owners but roam freely. The New Forest is a huge area of forest and moorland, now a national park. No possibility to fence the ponies in. There are some cattle too. When the acorns fall from the trees, pigs are put into the forest to eat them because they are poisonous to ponies - this is called 'pannage'.
December 30th, 2013  
A beautiful peaceful scene.
December 30th, 2013  
Fabulous landscape and great shot of the ponies :)
December 30th, 2013  
@quietpurplehaze Ah, sounds heavenly! Would love to spend a week there backpacking/camping out and observing the animals (except the pigs). :)
December 30th, 2013  
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