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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


2 comments:

  1. Oh I love your pictures! You are so talented, you make the animals blend to the surroundings so well.

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