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Dales - Horse
UsesSmall draught horse, today often used for riding and driving.
OriginThe Pennine range of North Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland
ClassRiding or driving pony
ColourMost common seen is black, occasionally brown, bay or grey. Roan is rarely seen. A white star and/or snip occur on the head and the fetlocks on the hind legs are white.
ParentageScotch Galloway, native ponies of the dales, Norfolk Cob, Yorkshire Trotter.
Dales Pony Society
The dales are large ponies originally put to use on farms from 2 ½ years of age. As well as being used for farm work, their strength was utilised to pull small carts of Lead ore from the mines of Northern England.
Action: Clean, high, straight and true.