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Drifting on the New Forest

Being a commoner on the New Forest involves continuing a pastoral system that is steeped in history. In the 16th century Henry VIII, who is better known for marrying six wives and establishing the Church of England, created laws that … Continue reading

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New Forest: signs of spring

The recent day of sunshine was a welcome relief from the incessant wind and rain of late. I was able to get out on my holding for a good look around in the daylight and check boundary fences and trees … Continue reading

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Pony Drifts: round-ups New Forest style

For me, one of the most exciting activities held on the New Forest has to be the series of annual round-ups known as ‘drifts’. ¬†The objective at these round-ups are to sort out the ponies either¬†for removal from the forest, … Continue reading

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