This film clip records our journey from Lydford Castle situated on the western fringe of Dartmoor, through the village and across the River Lyd, which we followed northwards skirting the army firing ranges to East Okement Farm. The highest farm on Dartmoor where we camped the night.
This short clip is about Ruach the promised foal, who Yoanna my mare gave birth in late May. Several years ago I travelled with Yoanna and Ermis, two ponies I bought near Athens across Greece, northern Italy, over the European Alps through Switzerland and then south through France, over the Pyrenees and across Northern Spain to Santiago and Finistere. I promised them I would take them home to the green grass of England and against the odds, I got them home to Dartmoor, but as I had no grazing I loaned them out. I had no idea Yoanna was in foal and months later she had a surprise foal which sadly died. I promised her when I had land I would let her have another foal. Ruach is her promised foal.
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!