In­tel­li­gent and ag­ile

Your Horse (UK) - - NATIVE BREEDS -

This moun­tain and moor­land is some­thing of a mis­nomer, as its home is heath and wood­land in the south of Eng­land. The New For­est shares the same traits of the other na­tive British ponies, such as strength and in­tel­li­gence. It has a nar­rower build than some of the stock­ier breeds and the var­i­ous stal­lions al­lowed to in­flu­ence it are ev­i­dent in its pretty head. It’s said that Marske, sire of the great race­horse Eclipse, ran in the For­est, hav­ing been sold to a Hamp­shire farmer when his owner, the Duke of Cum­ber­land, died. Marske was used on ‘coun­try mares’ un­til his most fa­mous son be­gan to win.

The New For­est is a pop­u­lar choice for a child’s pony

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