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Fell Pony
2014-04-13 13:55:15

The Fell Pony is a breed of pony from England, originating in Cumberland, Northumberland and Westmorland. It was developed by breeding on the Fell Farms in Northwest England. Breeds used in the development of the Fell Pony are believed to be the now extinct Galloway Pony and decedents of the Dales Pony. Originally the pony was used as a pack horse to carry lead, slate, copper and iron ore...

Faroe Pony
2014-04-13 11:25:01

The Faroe Pony is a small and unique breed of pony native to the Faroe Islands. The breed has been on the islands for hundreds of years being used for farming and hauling heavy loads. It roamed free in the mountains when it wasn’t used for work. The Faroe Pony is considered to be an iconic part of the Faroe Islands. Ponies were heavily exported to the United Kingdom for use in mining and...

Exmoor Pony
2014-04-13 11:07:39

The Exmoor Pony is native to the British Isles and fossils have been found in and around Exmoor dating back some 50,000 years. Some residence claim the Exmoor Pony has been there since the Ice Age. DNA to confirm this has not been supported, however, a close match to primitive wild horses has been determined. Roman carvings depicting drawings similar to the Exmoor Pony have been found in...

Eriskay Pony
2014-04-13 10:26:29

The Eriskay Pony were developed by ancient Celtic and Norse breeds on the Hebrides, isles on the western side of Scotland. Ancient horse drawings on Pictish stones show similar characteristics to the Eriskay Pony. Up until the mid 1800s, the Eriskay had a large population. Crossbreeding produceda larger pony for work, resulted in decreased numbers of Eriskay. Arab, Clydesdale and Norwegian...

Dulmen Pony
2014-04-13 10:05:06

The Dulmen Pony originated in Germany and is the only native breed that still exists since the extinction of the Senner Pony. The Dulmen breed is believed to have been developed from primitive breeds that date back to around the early 1300s. The first Dulmens were found near the town of Dulmen in the Merfelder Bruch. They lived in wild herds up until the 1800s when their habitat began to be...

Dartmoor Pony
2014-04-12 11:10:37

The Dartmoor Pony is a breed of pony from England. Bones from wild horses have been found within tombs dating back to around 3500 BC. In an investigation during the 1970s, ponies from Dartmoor were found to be domesticated as early as 1500 BC. During medieval times, Dartmoor ponies were used for carrying loads from the mines through the moor. After the mines were no longer used, the majority...

Dales Pony
2014-04-12 10:43:28

The Dales Pony is a native pony breed from the United Kingdom. Remains of the Dales Pony have been found dating back to Roman times during an archaeological dig in 2009 behind the Black Bull Inn. Warriors were believed to ride this breed during wars of that era. The Dales Pony was also believed to be used for mining during the same time. Richard Scrope, Chancellor of England during that era,...

Connemara Pony
2014-04-12 10:12:08

The Connemara Pony originated in Ireland and is believed to be bred from Scandinavian ponies brought to Ireland by the Vikings with another breed most likely the now extinct Irish Hobby. A legend states that a Spanish Armada in 1588 became grounded, the Andalusians aboard were set free and bred with the native horses to create the Connemara. During the 1700s, Arabian blood was added to...

British Spotted Pony
2014-04-11 13:01:37

The British Spotted Pony originated in England. Edward I of England kept a large number of spotted horses according to a document of 1298. Paintings and drawings from many different centuries feature spotted horses such as a painting from the mid-nineteenth century showing a woman believed to be Queen Victoria with a spotted horse pulling the carriage she was in. The British Spotted Horse...

Canadian Rustic Pony
2014-04-11 12:09:23

The Canadian Rustic Pony originated in Canada mainly in the Saskatchewan and Manitoba provinces. Dr. Peter Neufeld from Manitoba developed the breed by cross breeding Heck horses from the Atlanta Zoo in Atlanta, Georgia with a Welsh pony and Arabian horse cross. The Canadian Rustic Pony Association was formed on January 23, 1989 under the Canadian Federal Animal Pedigree Act, Bill C-67. ...

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  • A stinking tobacco.
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