Ponies struggle in cold weather

A Valleys community has been raising money to buy hay for hillside ponies facing starvation as bitter winter conditions continue into spring.

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Concern over hillside ponies in Blaenau Gwent

Ponies have had to cope with snowy weather over the weekend Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive

A valleys community has been raising money to buy hay for hillside ponies struggling as bitter winter conditions continue into spring.

People in Blaenau Gwent have been handing in cash to a local pet shop to help the animals.

Over the last few weeks the in the frosty weather has prevented the grass from growing.

The community has already raised more than £1,500 to help the animals.