The New Forest pony has long been admired for its hardiness,
intelligence, and good looks. It is
renowned worldwide, and indeed, bred in numerous countries around the
world. A tough agile, hard working
little equine, which quickly adapts to its surroundings and is happy to be
trained for all sorts of purposes. Here
at Ashlett, we strive to produce these animals to a point where you can pursue
your personal agenda with them, and we are pleased to say that many of our
youngstock have gone on to make great riding and performance ponies.
We do not own any stallions, and only use those which are
depastured on the Forest for several weeks of each year. Firstly, it is felt that this is the way to
ensure good strong bloodlines for our stock, as these animals are vetted most
carefully by members of the Breed Society Council, and indeed some elected
Verderers, who are themselves well established commoners. Secondly, we are committed to ensuring that
the ancient and honorable art of commoning continues in the New Forest for the
foreseeable future, and are proud to be associated with that community.
As you can see from the photos in our gallery, they come in
all sorts of colours, and sizes can vary according to the height of the sire,
or dam, or indeed both. To prove a point
we have produced 147 cm fillies from a 127cm mare. So regardless of promises, you can never be
sure of what you are going to get.
Carole, Fiona, and myself welcome you to our website, and we
hope to expand it as appropriate material becomes available. We are happy to
assist you with any questions you may have with regards to the ponies or
commoning in general. Please feel free
to use our email address for this purpose.