Owning one Dales Pony invariably leads to another.............those were the first words we heard when we spoke of buying our first Dales! Every word is true.
Based in East Lancashire, we breed quality, true to type Dales Ponies. We train and show, but mainly we have a lot of fun.
We are a family concern, running a small farm with breeding sheep and suckler cattle alongside the ponies. We are Mum, Dad and Daughter and we work together to give all our animals the very best start we can.
We like to keep our ponies as naturally as possible. The ponies remain unshod if they are not being ridden and are trimmed regularly. All ponies are wormed and fully vaccinated. We make all our own haylage and if winter allows, many of the ponies live out. In the harshest weather we bring them inside, giving daily turnout whenever possible, but it is not for the ponies we bring them off the land, it is to protect our fields for the following season.
Nicola takes in ponies to break or train and specialises in native ponies and is currently working towards more BHS qualifications.