The Exmoor is an endangered pony breed native to the British Isles. They are thought to be direct descendants of the ancient ponies that roamed Britain for hundreds of years. The lighter "pangare" markings around their eyes, muzzles, and stomachs are also apparent on other primitive breeds.
Blood hound- what a face....Wondered what it would look like if my bloodhound put her head out the window.....lol
"Your breath smelled fishy!"
In the past, Exmoors were used as pit ponies. Ponies not kept in semi-feral conditions are used for a variety of activities including showing, long-distance riding, driving and agility. The breed's hardiness makes it suitable for conservation grazing, and it contributes to the management of many heathland, chalk grassland and other natural pasture habitats, as well as to the conservation of Exmoor itself. Hawkwell Versuvius - Holtball Exmoor Pony Stud 2012 - The Exmoor Pony Club
The Highland Pony has been and remains, one of the truest British native types. The breed has a long recorded history and proven pedigrees that date back to the 1880's. Two hundred years ago it was the universal workhorse throughout the highlands and islands of Scotland, and even in the borders of Scotland where it had a close affinity with the now extinct Galloway.