Saving Ponies & Giving them Homes
For centuries Fforest Uchaf Farm has nestled quietly on its lofty perch on the mountainside above Treforest and watched the world go by. Separated from the University of Glamorgan campus by a thin ribbon of private woodlands that are the remains of the ancient Forest of Glyn Taf, which once covered a huge area. A rich and diverse wildlife hustle and bustle their lives away unaffected by the rat race, or industrial and technological revolutions that happened in the valley.
Nowadays the Farm is a working small holding and home to the Fforest Uchaf Horse and Pony Rehabilitation Centre, a registered charity in Wales, providing tender loving care for horses and ponies in need. The Centre has ponies of all shapes and sizes; many came from a background of misery and mistreatment. However, the life on the high pastures soon has their physical condition improved.
The Farm has many animals on its hillside pastures and boasts no amusements or electronic wizardry, just a simple life at a steady pace. Visitors may like a quiet walk in the fields to take time out and see the ponies grazing and playing in the sun, or walk the paths just touching the woodland home of rare and diverse wildlife. Perhaps time to picnic and sit by the pond and watch the life going on underwater or maybe see the wild buzzards soaring on the thermals. Time perhaps to ponder life’s problems in the quiet of the countryside and dream of the life-style of a time gone by.
What Drives Us
Providing a Safe Haven and Tender Loving Care for horses and ponies suffering from neglect, ignorance or cruelty or find themselves in need through other causes.