Ponies for Sale - Dartmoor Pony Guide
Dartmoor Ponies Info
Wednesday 22 September 2010
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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