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Exmoor are the RBST’s Breed of the Week

Exmoor Ponies have adapted to survive on low quality moorland grazing. They make good all-round family ponies, capable of carrying an adult and performing well when broken to harness.

The ponies have been on the moor since ancient times, and this environment shaped their size, characteristic hardiness, independent spirit and native intelligence.

The isolation of the moor has protected the breed from exotic influences.

Fossil remains of ponies have been found on Exmoor dating back to about 50,000BC. Although DNA evidence shows that the modern Exmoor is not closely related to these ancient ponies, the resemblance of the breed to primitive wild horses is often noted.


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