History of the Dales Pony. The Dales Pony is a native of the upper dales of the eastern slopes of the Pennine range, from the High Peak in Derbyshire to the Cheviot Hills near the Scottish Border, where a lead mining industry flourished from Roman times until the mid-nineteenth century.
Where do Fell ponies come from?
The Fell Pony is a versatile, working breed of mountain and moorland pony originating in the north of England in Cumberland and Westmorland farms of northwest England, and is used as a riding and driving pony.
Are Dales ponies endangered?
The Dales pony almost became extinct during the Second World War, but post-war conservation efforts have had some success in rebuilding the population.
What is the difference between a Fell pony and a Dales pony?
Nowadays I believe the main differences are height, Fells are usually up to 14hh, whereas Dales are usually slightly larger, up to 14.2hh, or Colour/ markings, Registered Dales are usually black,bay,bay roan (rare) or sometimes a dark dappled grey (quite rare I think.)
How much does a Dales pony cost?
They will range in price as foals between $5,000 and $7,000 and are all Section A. Email for individual prices and information. Merlin is out of our Purebred Dales Pony stallion Dykedale Winston and our Purebred Friesian mare Mariah.
What age do Fell ponies stop growing?
New Member. Not sure about fells but I have a highland and have been told they are not fully grown until 6/7 years. Mine was 11.2 at 6 months, around 12.3 at 2 years, he’s now rising 3 and 13.2 (14.1 at his bum!!).
Are Fell Ponies good for beginners?
Easily trained and good with people, fell ponies are great riding ponies, known for their sure-footed trot and good hock action, and for their pace and endurance. … Fewer than a dozen people keep ponies on the fells now, some with only three or four animals, and only three breeders have more than 20 mares.