In our article on 26th January, we mentioned the Konik ponies at Horse Island. (See that article for details about these interesting horses).
The ponies would normally be grazing the RSPB reserve at Portmore Lough, but during the winter months, the area floods and the ponies are kept elsewhere. During previous years, we have borrowed them to graze the National Trust sites at Horse Island and Cullintraw. They are great at eating rushes, brambles and stripping the leaves off regrowing scrub.
If you would like to see them for yourself, they are currently at the Ballyquintin National Nature Reserve at the very southern tip of the Ards Peninsula.
If you park in the National Trust car park and walk out to the Second World War lookout hut, you should see them grazing on the grassland below. But be quick, because they may not be kept there for very long.