At Lowertown Farm we run an established herd of good quality and carefully selected Pedigree and Heritage Approved mares and we aim to produce confident and happy ponies.

All ponies are handled using natural horsemanship methods before sale. Please look at our page 'Dartmoor Ponies and Natural Horsemanship' for more information.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

About us:

The Fursdon family have been farming on Dartmoor for over thirty years, but have recently started breeding Dartmoor ponies again after a long break. With the help of Luke and Hannah Fursdon, a qualified horse behaviourist and trainer, Miles and Gail Fursdon bought a small herd of mares in 2008 to run with their licenced Dartmoor stallion Merribridge Groomsman. Luke and Hannah manage the Dartmoor pony herd, from worming through to handling.

Our ponies are used as conservation grazers for the National Trust

We believe it is important for the foals to grow into confident and happy ponies suitable for long term careers. The foals are handled a couple of weeks after weaning once they have settled. Most foals are quite independent even at this young age, but are very quick to learn.

We use natural horsemanship techniques, such as positive reinforcement. After the initial training the foals get turned out onto good pasture on our farm in a herd environment to mature.

We use the prefix Blackator, after the Dartmoor Tor above our farm.

If you are interested in purchasing or loaning a Dartmoor pony or foal please call us on 01364 631034.
Gorgeous Pedigree bred on Dartmoor National Park

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