The Stallion Scheme

The New Forest Trust contributed to the funds needed to help pay for grazing for stallions when they are not out on the Forest.

The Stallion Scheme was carefully developed to help reduce the number of foals born on the Forest by limiting the number of stallions and only letting them out during some of the summer months.

The New Forest Verderers manage the Scheme and they select the stallions that are allowed out on the Open Forest. Although the Stallion Scheme helps to ensure the best quality of foals are raised on the Forest more importance is given to the fact that the welfare of the ponies is much improved, especially in winter.

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