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Dartmoor ponies in crisis

At the annual auction sale at Tavistock today there were fewer animals for sale than ever before, and even fewer buyers.

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Dartmoor pony sales begin today

Dartmoor ponies on Dartmoor, Devon. Credit: PA

The first of the annual pony drift sales takes place today at Tavistock Livestock Centre. It's thought that there are a lower number of Dartmoor Ponies for sale than normal. Each year, ponies are rounded up by their owners and sold at a number of livestock markets.

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