SU2212 : New Forest pony at Cadman's Pool

taken 7 years ago, near to Fritham, Hampshire, Great Britain

New Forest pony at Cadman's Pool
New Forest pony at Cadman's Pool
The pony has become the symbol of the New Forest. These native ponies – thought to be descended from the wild horses that once roamed all over Britain – have taken the place of William the Conqueror’s deer as rulers of the forest, and rightly so for they were here even before the Normans came.
Although they live in an almost wild state, they are all privately owned by the commoners – people living in the forest entitled to certain privileges.

In the 19th century an attempt to improve the breed was made by letting Arab stallions run in the forest; this resulted in a cross unfitted to the rigours of the wild. A later experiment using stallions from Exmoor, Scotland, Dartmoor and Wales introduced a new breed which evolved into the more or less distinctive type seen now. Today, only stallions with the local stud-book pedigrees are allowed to roam.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
National Park (from Tags)
New Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2291 1222 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.5399N 1:40.5313W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2290 1223
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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New Forest Ponies  Pond 

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