Focus on Equines

This section contains GAP information leaflets, publications and resources that focus on equines.

Please note: We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating all our publications and we cannot currently guarantee the accuracy of all the content. Please contact the GAP office if you have any queries or concerns.

RBST Watchlist 2011

RBST Watchlist 2011

The Rare Breed Survival Trust's Watchlist is the official record of the numbers of the UK's rare native livestock breeds. The annual RBST Watchlist monitors the registered adult breeding female numbers and vulnerability of over 90 native breeds. Population genetics and trends in breed density and distribution are also facts included in the assessment of breed endangerment.

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GAP and Flora Locale Ponies and Grazing Workshop Report

GAP and Flora Locale Ponies and Grazing Workshop Report

The 2009 workshop covered aspects of land management and husbandry, with specific case studies of conservation grazing schemes and ponies. Speakers and delegates discussed their own experiences with ponies and covered a wide range of topics that addressed both the problems and solutions involved in managing equines. Field trips to a New Forest Pound and a local farm provided further insight into the practicalities of stock management and commoning.

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Equine Handling Facilities

Equine Handling Facilities

Provides basic principles for site managers considering handling facilities for semi-feral equines (i.e. those not used to regular handling) on wildlife sites.

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Dartmoor Pony Workshop Report

Dartmoor Pony Workshop Report

Hosted by the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust and Positive Horsemanship this 2007 report includes handling and management of ‘wild’ Dartmoor ponies, moorland management, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, farm diversification at Brimpts Farm and managing land for fritillary butterflies.

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