A horse and pony warden is to be introduced in Cardiff to deal with stray animals roaming the city’s streets.

The council is to spend £40,000 a year to pay for a member of staff and equipment needed to round up the strays, which are tethered to graze all round the council’s open spaces.

Owners will be charged a £75 pick-up fee and £15-a-day livery to get their horses back. Further details of how the role will work are still to be finalised.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (20 March, ’08)