Here am I with my Dartmoor Ponies talking about my photographic book "The Dartmoor Pony" An informative book packed with some of my most favourite Dartmoor Pony photographs I have collected over the past 25 years! Click on the 'read more" to watch this fun short film clip!
My hay was made in the last hot sunny spell in late September! So now my Dartmoor ponies have fodder for the winter ahead, which I hope won't be so wet as the last one! Farmer Frank (one of the stars in the Rainbow book series) cut it, I turned it over several days and rowed it up for him to bale. I was also taking photos of the process for my new upcoming set of five Children's books called "On The Farm".
My Dartmoor Ponies give me so much pleasure! I bred them and now I am training three of them to be ridden. Most of them are out of my one Mare, which my mother gave me many years ago called Shilstone Rocks Rainstorm. Hence I have called her foals... Rainbow, Thunder, Lightning, Raindrop and Talia (meaning dew from heaven). She has another on the way this month!
I struggled through school with severe dyslexia and now I want to encourage other children who are struggling with handling and riding my ponies. to show them that despite their obstacles they can still reach for and live their dreams.