Photographer's Note

A Dartmoor pony taking a drink in a water channel that runs over and down through the moor.

The ponies have ben recorded living on the wild and unhospitable moors of Dartmoor since the Middle Ages.

Indeed it could possibly have been even longer,as hoof-prints were found on Dartmoor during an archaeological excavation in the 1970's and showed that ponies were to be found here around 3500 years ago.

The ponies have the metabolism to prosper in the tough and uncompromising conditions they have to contend with.
There are many ponies living on Dartmoor, all sizes and colours, most of unknown breeding.
The true to type Dartmoor pony with known breedding is recognized by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Ponies are also important for conservation grazing particularly on certain habitats such as wet permanent pasture.

[Information taken from The Dartmoor Pony Society and the Dartmoor National Park Authority.]

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  • Copyright: jean dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 794 W: 0 N: 788] (2799)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-03-02
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: SONY DSC-N1
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-04-11 3:48
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