People in Ebbw Vale have dug deep and raised thousands of pounds to save abandoned ponies from starvation.
Some animals have already been lost because of a tough winter living wild on Manmoel Common - but volunteers are determined to save the remaining ponies, as Lorna Prichard reports.
John Selwood is one of the volunteers who have been feeding ponies on Manmoel Common. He described the situation as "dire", and warned "without the feeding from us, a lot of the ponies would die."
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.