Mother And Child

 
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A mare and skewbald foal, who was not many days old.
I came across these ponies whilst driving across Dartmoor, in Devon.
Dartmoor is a National Park and the ponies lead a feral life, roaming wherever they please.
Because of the extreme weather conditions experienced on the moors, the Dartmoor is a particularly hardy breed with excellent stamina. Over the centuries it has been used as a working animal by local tin miners and quarry workers.

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Jas - Aug 04, 2008 09:15 AM EDT
Talsi and Ann, Thank you for your welcome comments. Glad you liked it. :)
A.Lovely - Jul 13, 2008 06:38 PM EDT
Just noticed this photograph. The composition is so pleasing. The ponies are so well captured. Enjoyable to find and view.
talsi - Jul 06, 2008 10:07 AM EDT
Nice "family" image.
Jas - May 28, 2008 10:35 AM EDT
Thanks for commenting Alandra and Mary. Am glad you enjoyed this shot of the ponies. I thought the foal's colouring was unusual; I've seen skewbald ponies before but only thought they were white with brown markings - didn't realise that this colour was also known as skewbald. :)
marysham - May 26, 2008 10:18 PM EDT
A sweet candid of the ponies Jas. The larger image shows them off so much better.
alandrapal - May 26, 2008 08:46 PM EDT
great image and a cute pair.
Jas - Apr 20, 2008 05:23 PM EDT
Thanks Vicki, your comments are much appreciated. :)
TravlynWomyn - Apr 19, 2008 11:30 PM EDT
I've heard of the ponies, but never saw them. This is a beautiful image in all aspects. Vicki
Jas - Apr 07, 2008 05:14 AM EDT
Thank you Carol, Golda and Whittler for the nice comments you've all made here. Golda, there is a story to the rock walls on Dartmoor: there is a prison set in the middle of the moor, at Princetown, and many years ago, the guards would take the prisoners out on to the moor and they would build and repair the walls out there. There was never much fear that the prisoners would escape, due to the bleak weather conditions there but if they did, they would soon be recaptured. Thanks for looking. :)
whittler113 - Apr 06, 2008 07:12 AM EDT
What a nice photo,that little one is a cutie.
golda - Apr 06, 2008 01:11 AM EDT
Good sturdy looking breed,much like the rock wall in the background.Great shot.
shutterbug - Apr 05, 2008 03:28 PM EDT
Beautiful ponies and very interesting story too. Carol

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