A Wild Exmoor Pony

Posted by Christine (Ellemford, United Kingdom) on 13 January 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

You can buy one for £50 !

The Exmoor Pony is Britain's oldest breed of native pony, thought to be little different from the original wild ponies that colonised Britain many thousands of years ago. It's destiny has been determined by people since the time of the Celts.
A registered Charity, the Exmoor Pony Society was set up in 1921 by moorland farmers for the registration of pure-bred Exmoor ponies, the conservation of the breed and the preservation of the breed standard and thus maintain Exmoor's heritage. The Society also promotes the ponies to the general public attending events, holding shows and clinics and being a lead participant in the Exmoor Pony Festival. The Society holds the official stud book which became a closed studbook in 1962 - a decision taken by the moorland farmers. In accordance, with DEFRA legislation acts as a Passport Issuing Organisation. The Society has worked with the Exmoor National Park Authority and the Rare Breed Survival Trust for many years to ensure that the Exmoor Pony, which remains on the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s Watchlist in Category 2, survives both in its natural habitat and in-ground. The Exmoor Pony Society registers ponies on Exmoor and throughout the UK, Europe and North America.

I'm very much an amateur photographer. I live in the hills of the Scottish Borders which has fantastic flora and fauna, as well as wonderful light.

Chantal B. from Vitry le François, France

Superbe ! La lumière, le cadrage, le décor.

13 Jan 2015 9:39am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image Christine, I was fascinated to see that the wild ponies on the top of the white cliffs at Dover were put there from Exmoor. Nice to see you back

13 Jan 2015 1:43pm

@Doug: Thanks Doug, unfortunately not really back, 2014 was a difficult year for all sorts of reasons and then a few days before Xmas had a riding accident and broke my right arm! Can't hold my camera but may post now and again from the archive. This shot was taken in Nov while on a riding week! Very glad to see you are still active.

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

a lovely photographie

13 Jan 2015 5:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait!
such beautiful frame, focus, colors, lighting & shadows!
L O V E L Y !!!

13 Jan 2015 8:16pm

Steyners from Portland, United States

Excellent narrative and image..!

14 Jan 2015 12:53am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice framing.

14 Jan 2015 3:36am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh il est beau et il a une belle vue

14 Jan 2015 8:59am

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Ooh, what a beauty.
I hope you hand gets better soon (I know it takes a long time but still..). :)

14 Jan 2015 7:37pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent Christine.

15 Jan 2015 6:47pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, so nice to see you back and caveat noted from above. I like the look you are getting here.

22 Jan 2015 11:12am

k@ from Paris, France

How beautiful the colors too !
(I read for your arm, hope you are doing fine now, dear*)

8 Sep 2015 11:55am

Nikon D7000
1/160 second
ISO 400
112 mm (35mm equiv.)


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