Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Forest: Eclipse – the son of Marske

In the month of May, just under 250 years ago, began the career of the most celebrated racehorse of his day and one of the most famous Thoroughbred horses in history. Foaled in 1764, Eclipse was a mean tempered colt … Continue reading

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New Forest: stallions vs geldings – boys will be boys!

Regular visitors to the New Forest will be aware that at the moment (updated May 2017) the stallions have been set loose to run with the free-roaming mares, causing much excitement among the herds of semi-feral ponies. Generally speaking the New … Continue reading

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New Forest: pony mares go boy mad!

This week (May 2015) the stallions are let loose on the Open Forest to run with the mares. Regular visitors to the New Forest will notice a change in mood among the herds of wild ponies. For the four weeks … Continue reading

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New Forest: stallion areas 2015

Each year stallions are released onto the Open Forest to run with the free-roaming mares to sire the next generation of New Forest pony. The stallions are carefully selected by the Verderer’s of the New Forest, the Commoners’ Defence Assocation and … Continue reading

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