WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN A NATIONAL PARK

Not long ago, it looked like wild ponies would vanish for ever from Exmoor National Park in the South West of England. But after Dawn and Nick Westcott founded the Exmoor Pony Project in 2013, things began to get better. Together, the couple work to safeguard the breed’s future, protect the gene pool and give advice to horse owners. What makes Exmoor ponies so special? Watch the video with Dawn Westcott and find out!
MY DAY STARTS AND ENDS WITH THE PONIES. THEN THERE’S THE FARM, THE SHEEP, THE EXMOOR PONY PROJECT AND MY WORK AS AN AUTHOR. SO IT’S LONG HOURS AND PRETTY FULL ON … BUT VERY REWARDING TOO.
DAWN WESTCOTT

A MATTER OF TRUST

Twenty years ago, Dawn Westcott left the Big City to live in the countryside. Today, she probably knows the characters of the endangered wild ponies better than anyone else. With endless patience and empathy, Dawn Westcott trains Exmoor Ponies for a new life away from the moor as riding and performance ponies. Some even enter tournaments. Take a peek behind the scenes in the next video ...
ONCE YOU GAIN THE TRUST OF AN EXMOOR PONY IT WILL RESPOND VERY WELL.
DAWN WESTCOTT

TAMING NATURE

Farming in Exmoor National Park is satisfying, but very challenging too. The Westcotts really appreciate their modern machines, especially when things get tough during a harsh winter. In the next video, Dawn explains how they helped her rescue an orphaned foal from a really remote spot.
THE TRACTORS ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE POWERFUL. THEN WE’VE GOT ATVS, GATORS AND QUADS. THESE THINGS REALLY HELP US GET THINGS DONE.
NICK WESTCOTT