The ponies that live on the Gower Commons are, through hundreds of years of living and breeding on the rough grazing, extremely hardy animals.
The ponies are able to eat some of the toughest plants such as brambles, gorse and tough grasses. The trampling action of their hooves helps to keep some of the problem plants down and the commons open for recreation.
The ponies live in herds, running free with breeding mares and foals. The ponies are wild in the sense that they are left untamed until they are mature and ready to be broken for riding, work or competition.
These ponies and cobs make some of the finest riding and driving ponies in the world, whether it is for international competition, shepherding stock on the commons or just for fun.