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YOUNGSTOCK FOALS MARES STALLIONS The Location

There are a variety of airy stables at Tawna - used mainly at foaling time and prior to shows, but in general the ponies live outdoors as befits their hardy Native status.

Tawna itself is an old, picturesque stone cottage. The name is very ancient, dating right back to post Norman-invasion times (1200s) when the land here was recorded as belonging to Roger de Tawana.

Cornwall is the far South Westerly peninsula of England and we are situated on the South West edge of Bodmin Moor. The parish of Cardinham is rather hilly and lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite being close to the moor, it benefits from a reasonably mild, but wet climate.

Fortunately we own or rent several areas of land throughout the parish which enables us to keep the stallions well apart in the summer, and allows the ponies to have plenty of changes of grazing throughout the year. An added advantage of the scattered parcels of land is that all our ponies are used to being loaded into the lorry from an early age!

The fields are relatively small, and bound by high Cornish hedges - stone and earth banks covered in vegetation and trees - which offer plenty of shelter for the ponies. The high rainfall usually ensures ample grass over a long growing season.