Ponies for Sale - Dartmoor Pony Guide

ArticleHow to - General Equine AdviceWednesday 22 September 2010
Dartmoor Ponies Info
The Dartmoor pony for sale is centuries old and originates from the south west of England. Used for many different purposes, these ponies for sale are extremely hardy and have great stamina. Based in Devon, this breed has declined in numbers over the last 80 or so years.


Horses and Ponies – History

In medieval times, the Dartmoor pony was used for carrying tin in heavy loads from the mines. With the closure of the mines, these ponies were used for farming, with many being turned out on the moor. Now with Rare Breed Status, the number of foals being born is trying to increase. Despite mainly being based in Britain, they can also be found elsewhere in the world. 

Pony for Sale – Use Today

Dartmoor ponies for sale are ideal for children to ride, but they can also carrying adults. Their good movement and natural jumping makes them some of the best for showing, jumping and driving among horses and ponies.

Appearance and Character

Height: 11.1hh to 12.2hh
Colours: bay, black, grey, chestnut, roan
Eyes are wide-set
Ears are alert
Strong hindquarters and loins
Short legs
Medium bone amount
Tough feet
Flowing gaits
Full mane and tail

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