The Dartmoor Pony is breed of pony that lives on Dartmoor England. It has been there for centuries and is used in a variety of roles. 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 semiferal state on Dartmoor. Despite this, numbers living on the open moor have declined from an estimated 5000 in 1900 to about 300 registered ponies today. Only around 800 ponies were known to be grazing the moor in the spring of 2004.
Also known as
This breed is also called Dartmoor, Dartmoor (Pony), Dartmoor Hill Pony as well as Dartmoor Pony.
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