DARTMOOR PONY - BREED DESCRIPTION
Not exceeding 12.2hh (127cm)
black, brown, chestnut, grey and roan.
|Head & Neck:
head should be small with large kindly eyes and small alert ears.
It should be well set on a good neck of medium length. The throat
and jaws should be fine and showing no signs of coarseness or
throatiness. Stallions have a moderate crest.
shoulders are most important. They should be well laid back and
sloping but not too fine at the withers.
medium length and strong, well ribbed up and with a good depth
of girth, giving plenty of heart room.
|Loin & Hindquarters:
and well covered with muscle. The hindquarters should be of medium
length and neither level nor steeply sloping. The tail should
be well set up.
hocks should be well let down with plenty of length from hip
to hock, clean cut and with plenty of bone below the hock. They
should have a strong second thigh. The fore legs should not be
tied in at the elbows. The fore arm should be muscular and relatively
long and the knee fairly large and flat on the front. The cannons
should be short with ample good, flat, flinty bone. The pasterns
should be sloping but not too long. The feet should be hard and
and straight coming from the shoulder with good hock action but
mane and tail should be full and flowing. The Dartmoor is a very
good looking riding pony, sturdily built yet with quality. Ponies
should be shown in a clean but natural state with full mane and