Demise of the Dartmoor Ponies
This is a documentary project about the uncertain lives of Dartmoor ponies. They thrived well into the 20th century because of the demand for ponies to work in the tin mines throughout Britain. They are an integral part of the moorland landscape for conservation grazing and are a part of the area's cultural heritage. The market for Dartmoor ponies has been slowly declining ever since. Every year in Chagford, Devon the farmers gather the ponies off the moor and sell them in an auction called a 'drift'. Sadly, the meat trade acts as a secure bottom-line for ponies that do not sell as riding ponies, normally to feed the various carnivores around the zoos of Devon.
Sutton Auckett • Justine Belsito Gordon • Samuel Cowan-Say • Livvy Dunn • Luke Gartside • Guy Gunstone • Harry Li • Holly Peters • Hannah Rewbury • Rachel Stanbury • Thomas Stephens • Dominic Till •