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Young pony, Bodmin Moor.

These ponies run wild on the moor all year round in all weathers - they are rounded up by the farmers once a year.
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Jan 25 2011 01:01 GMT potterjo
It looks like its got the coat to handle it.
Jan 25 2011 04:31 GMT larrybenedict
Thor, do the ponies serve any purpose on the farm? I'm curious to know if the farmers turn them out to graze or if they are wild ponies to begin with?
Jan 25 2011 05:41 GMT Annamaria
Nice pony!!
Jan 25 2011 06:27 GMT Icandoit
Outstanding photo!
Jan 25 2011 07:33 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
The ponies have been living wild on the moor for thousands of years Larry - most, but not all, are nominally owned by farmers round them up and sell the surplus once a year. The ponies do a great job at keeping the ground clear from invasive plants and trees.

There are similar herds of ponies on Exmoor and Dartmoor.
Jan 25 2011 07:35 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Here is a link Larry to a site about Exmoor ponies (very similar) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exmoor_Pony
Jan 25 2011 10:18 GMT lynnj04
Beautiful pony, lovely to see them running wild :-))
Jan 25 2011 13:27 GMT otilia
adorable pony¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Jan 25 2011 15:32 GMT martini957
So sweet
Jan 25 2011 18:58 GMT Lie
Great shot !
Jan 25 2011 21:17 GMT sini
Lovely light and capture!:)
Jan 26 2011 04:26 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks for the link Thor. The coloring around the mouth of this pony reminds me of some donkey's and some mule's. Interesting article.
Jan 26 2011 11:05 GMT senna3
Wonderful capture!
Jan 27 2011 00:25 GMT rosyapple PRO
Hardly little fella!
Jan 29 2011 10:45 GMT abojovna PRO
Beautiful photo of ponny! I agree with Larry comment !
Jan 31 2011 19:39 GMT lizzieb
Are they as friendly as the Dartmoor Ponies? This is a beauty.

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