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The Archers calming wild ponies in Nottingham

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Four wild ponies are listening to radio dramas such as The Archers to desensitise them to different noises and get them used to the sounds of people.

They were four of 150 hill ponies destined for the slaughterhouse as a farmer cleared his land on Dartmoor but are now being looked after at Brinsley Animal Rescue in Nottingham.

Peter Snow reports.

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