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ISBN: 9781906887230
Spirit of Dartmoor Ponies
Spirit of Dartmoor Ponies
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From time immemorial ponies have been running on Dartmoor.Though there have been few references through the centuries to the ponies in old writings, the earliest is said to have been in about the eleventh century.

Registration of pedigree Dartmoor Ponies by the Dartmoor Pony Society started in 1899. Many people are not aware that there is a big difference between “Dartmoor Ponies” and “Ponies on Dartmoor”! The Breed Standard permits Black, Brown, Grey, Chestnut and Bay, but Piebald, Skewbald or Coloured ponies are not allowed.The maximum Height allowed is 12.2hh.

All Dartmoor Pony herds are owned by farmers on the moor. Every year in September, the ponies are rounded up and moved from the higher moor for winter grazing and shelter.This event is called “the drift” and there are pictures in the book showing this happening.

Dartmoor Ponies are an essential part of Dartmoor as their grazing habits keep the moor in good shape for other grazing animals. By trampling and browsing, the ponies help prevent the moor from being overrun by scrub and gorse which cattle and sheep won’t eat. Some Dartmoors are used byThe NationalTrust on some of its properties far removed from Dartmoor, for conservation grazing.

With over sixty fascinating and heart-warming images, Spirit of Dartmoor Ponies captures the essence of these beautiful creatures, the living heart of the Dartmoor landscape.

The Dartmoor Pony Society has had a key role in protecting and preserving the breed. Leading members of the Society have contributed text, photographs and images taken especially for this book.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 1 906887 23 0, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published June 2009.

Spirit of the Fell PonySpirit of the Fell Pony - £4.99
This book celebrates these endearing and popular animals through the superb photography of Fleur Hallam. It will be a treasured memento for all those who have a passion for ponies.
The Spirit of the Exmoor PonyThe Spirit of the Exmoor Pony - £4.99
Renowned photographers Lisa and Shanan Leigh have captured these fascinating animals at all times and seasons, from the annual gathering, through the sometimes harsh winters, to foaling in the summer, to show the Exmoor pony at its true and spirited best.
Spirit of the Welsh Mountain PonySpirit of the Welsh Mountain Pony - £4.99
Photographer Fleur Hallam has captured these beautiful ponies in their homeland, from the mountains and the lowlands of Wales, through to the grace of the ponies on the show field, showing the Welsh Mountain pony at its hardy and spirited best.
Spirit of the Dales PonySpirit of the Dales Pony - £4.99
A native of the eastern Pennines, the Dales has always been a strong, hardy and stylish pony, suitable for all the family. With over sixty fascinating and heart-warming images, Spirit of the Dales Pony captures the essence of these beautiful creatures.
Spirit of the Shetland PonySpirit of the Shetland Pony - £4.99
With over sixty fascinating and heart-warming images by accomplished rural photographer Heidi Sands, Spirit of the Shetland Pony captures the essence of these beautiful creatures.
Spirit of the Highland PonySpirit of the Highland Pony - £4.99
Heidi Sands has captured the essence of the Highland Pony on film with her beautiful photographs, depicting them in their natural environment at work and at play.
Web Price: £4.99
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