Pony Drift

Record Number: 102053
Pony Drifts are held in late September or early October. During a pony drift, ponies are herded into a small area where they are separated by ownership. According to D. St. Leger-Gordon, Pony Drifts were an uncommon custom by the 1940s on the moor. However, pony drifts still take place on Dartmoor today.

Tags

horses
ponies
pony
horse
pony drift
wardens
range wardens
horse enclosures
custom
farm
buildings
herding
ownership

Detail

St Leger-Gordon
1940
Hartor Farm