For many people, seeing Exmoor Ponies on the open moors is one of the highlights of a trip to Exmoor.
There are around twenty different herds that run on the various commons of Exmoor, two of which are owned by the National Park.
The Exmoor pony’s colouring ranges from a smokey-brown to a red-brown or dark brown. Underparts, and the area around the eyes and nose, are a mealy buff colour while the mane, tail and points are dark brown or black. The summer coat is fine and glossy, but in winter the ponies grow a thick, two-layered protective coat.