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New Pastures for Ponies at Reserve - Northern Ireland/UK


Animals  (tags: northern ireland, uk, ponies, wildlife, rspb )

Chrissy
- 4128 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
It is the longest trip these ponies have ever known. Their journey from the Netherlands has involved two ferry crossings, and stops for hay and water. But looking at them in the livestock transporter, they seem calm and alert while waiting for the ramp to



   

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Chrissy N (118)
Saturday February 2, 2008, 10:09 pm
It would be interesting to ask why they didn't use Irelands' native pony, the Connemara Pony?

"The Connemara is famous for being hardy and sure-footed, and no surpirse. The breed evolved on the rocky coast of western Ireland, where it had to develop an ability to move quickly across rough terrain. The harsh Irish weather and unforgiving landscape helped develop a breed that is resiliant and adaptable, and today's Connemara is valued for all of these qualities."
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 3, 2008, 7:28 am
Oh that was beautiful! I love those kind of stories. They are happy and content. :)
 
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