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Sunday, 30 January 2011

The Ponies of Dartmoor

The Dartmoor Pony has lived in south-western England for centuries. Because of the extreme weather conditions on the moors, the Dartmoor is a particularly hardy breed with excellent stamina.
It is kept in a semi-feral state on Dartmoor, Devon. It is similar to the Exmoor Pony - from Exmoor which is also (partly) in Devon.
The Dartmoor pony has short legs with a medium amount of bone, and tough feet. Having a free shoulder, with flowing gaits.

They have a kind temperament and are reliable, gentle and calm
Numbers have declined - from an estimated 25,800 in the 1930s to perhaps 5,000 today

Monday, 24 January 2011

Needle-Felted Okapi

I still haven't finished, but here they are anyway - I have yet to make their hooves:



Sunday, 23 January 2011

Schleich 2011 Additions

African Buffalo and Calf
Kudu Adult Male and Calf
Knabstrupper Stallion 
Akhal-Teke Stallion
Dartmoor Stallion and Foal
Poitou Donkey Foal
Texas Longhorn Cow and Calf