The Shared Forest project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by the Commoners Defence Association, is working to increase public awareness and understanding of grazing animals and commoning in the New Forest. The following links contain much interesting information to start you thinking about your break in the New Forest! Caring for the Forest Who are the commoners? Who owns the ponies? Driving advice New Forest ponies Some ponies have collars Who cuts the grass?