- Skills / Disciplines
- Driving, Pony Club, Show
Quicksilver is an impeccable example of this amazing breed of small pony. He conformation is beautiful with a beautiful shoulder and straight legs. He is a gorgeous mover. His temperament is impeccable, and he is easy to catch in a large pasture. He is a complete blank slate for anyone who wants to have an amazing future driving carrier or as a future ridden pony for some young lass. He is fantastic for the farrier and good for the vet. He has no vices/bad habits.... (read more) He has been raised out in a pasture with varied terrain and he is agile in negotiating obstacles. He is bold and will follow you anywhere, over and through.
The Dartmoor pony is listed as Critically endangered Estimated global population: 2-3,000 The Dartmoor pony fell sharply in numbers during World War II when the area of Dartmoor was shut off. When the war ended, only 2 stallions and 12 mares were found.
The Pony is notable for the excellence of the shoulder which is wonderfully sloped to give the best sort of riding action, and ensures that the Dartmoor Pony is a first class performer. The loin and hind leg are particularly correct. This pony's conformation gives the breed a natural balance. Limbs and hooves are the best. The cannons are short and the bone measurement under the knee of the forelimbs is ample. Height does not exceed 12.2 hands.
The Dartmoor Pony action is known among the pony breeds for lack of knee lift. It is low, long and economical and with the excellent temperament this pony makes an ideal child's pony, not least because of the easy smoothness of the distinctive action. Along with Welsh Ponies, the Dartmoor dominates the riding pony classes and has contributed greatly to the beautiful British riding pony. It is very popular in Europe and crosses well with Thoroughbreds or Arabians. The second cross with the thoroughbred produces class competition horses.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful, endangered rare breed.
We are a small Highland Pony breeding farm, whose goal is to promote the strength, beauty and versatility of Highland Ponies and their half Highland counterparts.
The Highland Pony is a very rare breed here in the US with less than 80 on this continent. It is listed as vulnerable on the endangered species list. It has a horse's mind in a well built, stocky pony body. It can by ridden by both children and adults.... (read more) It is extremely versatile. In the UK, you can see Highlands competing in Dressage, Jumping, Driving and low level eventing. Over here in the States, it has also been used for Western, gathering cows, Trail Trials, Vaulting, and therapy animals. This is truely an amazing breed.
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