I can't remember the exact location of this image. It was taken soon after visiting Haytor.
The Dartmoor pony is a horse breed that has lived in south western England for centuries and is used for a variety of disciplines. Because of the extreme weather conditions experienced on the moors, the Dartmoor is a particularly hardy breed with excellent stamina. Over the centuries it has been used as a working animal by local tin miners and quarry workers. It is kept in a semi-feral state on Dartmoor.
Despite this, numbers have declined from an estimated 25,800 in the 1930s to about 5,000 today. Only around 800 ponies were known to be grazing the moor in the spring of 2004.
We saw a lot of these ponies with their foals very close to the roads. It is easy to imagine that there would be a large number of road accidents with ponies (and other livestock)unless drivers are very aware of this potential.
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petarl (810) 2014-07-29 6:01
Very nice and peaceful animals captured in great weather and light.
fds (7414) 2014-07-29 6:23
dear friend very fantastic image with the horses of the dartmoor i would visit this next years
very beautiful composition with fantastic colors and scharpnees
tyro (18952) 2014-07-29 7:17
An interesting note and a beautiful rural scene to accompany it.
Your composition is delightful and very pleasing with the two ponies and the foal all nicely arranged within the frame. Lovely light, an interesting sky, fine natural colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
jhm (135866) 2014-07-30 4:09
I am a real animals fan also horses are wonderful animals, certainly as you here shows.
The foal is nice and looking as a real model in the lens.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a n ice day,
timecapturer (45707) 2014-07-30 5:26
a shot guaranteed to evoke the "ahh!" reflex, and quite rightly so. Captured perfectly and so beautifully presented.
Regards - B.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (2622)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Theme(s): Horses around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 5:21