Most of you will be familiar with the area around me and the fact I often wander up onto Cleadon Hills which is accessible from just a street away. Its not a large area and it isn't high but its quite pretty and a nice place to wander.
Well the local authority in their unfathomable wisdom have decided that instead of running a mower over it once a year they will put some Dartmoor Ponies on it. Now this has met with some opposition....actually its met with lots and lots of opposition from locals. It is a very popular dog walking spot which could lead to trouble, we unfortunately have a couple of areas around the hills with less than desirable occupants who could well take it upon themselves to go and cause the ponies harm for nothing more that spite and a lack of morals. The worry is some of the kids might take pot shots at them with air rifles or just go and bother them.
Anyway we now have ponies and to be perfectly honest I forgot they were there. I dashed out tonight as after a vile, grey and thoroughly miserable day we got a splash of colour in the sky just as the sun was about to set. I went up on the hills and while concentrating on lining up a shot I nigh on bumped into these fellas - not the best of conditions and they cantered off after a few moments of me clicking at them but for now I'm quite happy.
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