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Hi there, We were walking through Brinken Wood and just crossed the ford when we spotted a large white fallow stag with a herd of does including a white
New Forest Lost Stolen Found forum for your pet, pony, donkey, dog or other animal
New Forest pigs and piglets. Share my life with them just outside the gate during Pannage!
New Forest animal accidents mean road deaths and suffering to the New Forest ponies, donkeys, cows and pigs.
New Forest dog friendly hotels places to stay for your and your dog.
New Forest fishing offers angling in lovely surroundings.
Which dog friendly pubs in the New Forest do I recommend? bring on the mud!
I can't believe it's been so long since I last wrote a blog page - so here's a catch up of the summer as we go into autumn.
We've had our usual calamities which on the whole have turned out OK. Going out at least once or twice a day to check on our boy helps to pick up any other issues that might need help.
Just dog walking I discovered a friends pony who had a roofing nail embedded in her hoof - lucky outcome but a £300+ vets bill.
A friends lovely filly had a badly torn shoulder - we think she may have been struck by a truck. The vet did a beautiful job in both internal and external stitching and after a couple of weeks in she was let out again. The healing wound was checked daily and healed nicely - another large vet bill for the owner though!
Yesterday it was Sunny's turn to be in danger. Gorse cutting had occurred and the large bonfire had been fenced off as the smouldering embers were left to die down. The fencing was pretty inadequate as orange, plastic open gauge plastic hanging from metal ground rods isn't going to stop any New Forest animal breaking through.
I hadn't seen Sunny but thought I'd just pass by the bonfire and make sure no pony had been daft enough to get into the ashes. Who was standing inside the fence? Yep! - Sunny!
What a twit! he was luckily on the outside rim of the ashes eating anything he could find. Of course there were thousands of acres of forest outside this area but no, he had to get inside the fence! As he saw me he picked up a large bit of cut gorse - much bigger than he would have normally picked for himself off a gorse bush - rammed it in his mouth and then understandably had trouble chewing it!!! A total plonker!
I coerced him over the fallen plastic fence and then had to spend the next half hour mending a pretty daft fence so that no other pony or cow got in. Although the ashes looked cold and despite the rain etc when I touched them they were still very warm. As there were no hoof prints in the hot bits I hoped he'd not trodden over them on his daft adventure.
He ambled off after giving me a lick without care in the world - the life of a New Forest pony eh?
My little foal blog is all about the New Forest pony foal I recued from slaughter
The New Forest Drift happens annually as Commoners we round up our ponies for a health check
New Forest dangers are out there for everyone - please take care.
Hi there, during a cycle ride on Thursday 14 August 17 we stopped for lunch at a clearing opposite what looked like an underground reservoir a little
New Forest horse riding my personal recommendations.
Hi there Would you be able to suggest a stable to suit my requirements ... I am an experienced rider looking for an hour and a half to two hour hack through
Hi, We are planning to spend a few days in the New Forest, bring our dog, our cat but not our car. Are there pet friendly taxi operators in the New a forest
My Days Out New Forest recommendations mean fantastic holidays in this National Park.
New Forest sightseeing bus, experience an open topped, hop on hop off all day experience!
Hello, Tuesday 30th May I lost my purse in the Rhine-field area. A black purse, which inside had £30 cash, debit card, provisional drivers licence, prescription
New Forest Farmers Markets food: delicious cheese, bread, eggs, honey and cakes.
The New Forest airfields helped the Allies to success in WW2. Find out where they are today.
Hi, On a hike with friends and lost my White Samsung S3. Below is a map of the route we took. If found plssssssssssss can you get in touch as it has pictures
Find New Forest resources, links and services at your fingertips. My New Forest information just for you.
Is there anywhere I can hire rods for the day? thanks Hi James Thanks for your question. It's a bit of a hard one to answer as it depends on what sort
We're Dog friendly New Forest here, and my pet tips should help you enjoy your visit. I live here and love my dog!
Lepto Dorset dog info tells you up to date info on dangers of whether to use L2 or L4 jabs
New Forest beef is delicious, fresh local meat for you to enjoy.
I drive at the speed limit and sometimes less when it is dark or bad weather, when going to work and back home through the Forest. However, most days
New Forest Easter. Explore and discover with me everything I can recommend in this lovely National Park at Easter.
Going Green and Appreciating Nature in the New Forest and in your lifestyle too.