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With its powerful build, stocky legs and small ears, its dark bay colouring with mealy ‘pangaré’ markings around the eyes, muzzle, flanks and underbelly, the Exmoor is the living image of horses in the Palaeolithic cave paintings of Lascaux in the Dordogne, dating back 17,300 years.

We currently have two Exmoor pony herds at Knepp Wildland, totalling around 30 ponies. Our aim is to allow the herds to enjoy as natural a life as possible by running mixed herds of entire males, females and their young, breeding a small amount of purebred, registered Exmoor pony foals each year.

After a short presentation over a cup of tea and biscuits with Rina Quinlan – our megafauna specialist – you will head into the Wildland in search of Knepp’s Exmoor herds, spending time both observing the ponies and looking for signs of their impact on the landscape.

This safari is scheduled for 28 July and 01 September.

Our Wild Horses Safari is at a moderate walking pace with frequent stops. You’ll need a good level of fitness and be able to cope with walking on uneven ground.

£75 per person

Important information

All guests must be over 12yrs. We cannot accommodate unaccompanied guests under 18yrs.

We regret we cannot offer refunds or date changes once your booking is made.

We cannot guarantee the great British weather, or that you will see your target species. 

Nature is unpredictable! However we’re confident you’ll enjoy your experience with us, come rain or shine, and there’s always plenty of wildlife to see.

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Our 12+ Policy

Knepp Wildland Safaris and campsite are all about the quiet and patient observation of nature.

Some of the species we are likely to encounter are shy or can be frightened by loud noises or sudden movements. Our campsite with open-air fire-pits, wood-burning stoves and an on-site pond is unsuitable for small children.

For this reason, our safaris, holiday cottages and campsite are suitable only for children of 12 and over.

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