Bracken is the scourge of meadows. It spreads via spores and underground stems and can out-compete other plants, dominating the field. Grazing animals will avoid it as it contains toxins.
To control Bracken it is helpful to use a Bracken-bruiser, a sort of roller usually towed by a quad bike or tractor. This bruises the Bracken and weakens it but you need to do this at least three years running, ideally in July.
A novel way on steep hills where the use of a tractor would be difficult would be to hire Kate Mobbs-Morgan’s two Ardenne horses which pull a Bracken-bruiser. Kate is based near The Hendre and she would not charge mileage to take one or more horses to your field but she does charge a day rate of £195.
If you are interested do let us know because if several people are in the same area, that would make life easier.