Cattle and Horses

Greenham Common is a common in the true sense of the word: from Wikipedia:

Common land is land owned collectively by a number of persons, or by one person, but over which other people have certain traditional rights, such as to allow their livestock to graze upon it, to collect wood, or to cut turf for fuel.
A person who has a right in, or over, common land jointly with another or others is called a commoner.

Thus, commoners have the right to allow their livestock to graze upon it, and therefore you will spot cattle enjoying the place as much as we do. There is usually a good-sized herd of them to be seen somewhere on the common. Uncommonly laid-back and tolerant, even the bulls, they are really unconcerned by dogs or inquisitive children. In spring you might be lucky enough to spot tiny calves. You never know where they will be grazing from day to day, and you would be forgiven for thinking they operate to some sort of schedule. Right guys, today the round pond, then tomorrow we can check out the big lake and have a chat with the horses.

Yes, horses too. There is a group of four completely wild, though managed, horses to be seen.

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A convenient puddle on a super-hot day







The elusive four wild ponies



Cattle and ponies get on well together











Please don't call me Ginger - I'm Daisy!

Not only wild horses. You'll see the occasional rider


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