FELL PONY - BREED DESCRIPTION
14 hands (142.2 cms).
bay and grey. A star and/or a little white on or below the hind
fetlock is acceptable. An excess of white markings is discouraged,
but such ponies are eligible for registration
||Small, well chiselled
in outline, well set on, forehead broad, tapering to nose.
||Large and expanding.
mild and intelligent.
||Neatly set, well
formed and small.
no signs of throatiness nor coarseness.
length, giving good length of rein, strong and not too heavy,
moderate crest in case of stallion.
well laid back and sloping, not too fine at withers, nor loaded
at the points - a good long shoulder blade, muscles well developed.
||Good strong back
of good outline, muscular loins, deep carcase, thick through
heart, round ribbed from shoulders to flank, short and well coupled,
hind quarters square and strong with tail well set on.
||Feet of good
size, round and well formed, open at heels with the characteristic
blue horn, fair sloping pasterns not too long, forelegs should
be straight, well placed not tied at elbows, big well formed
knees, short cannon bone, plenty of good flat bone below knee
(eight inches at least), great muscularity of arm.
||Good thighs and
second thighs, very muscular, hocks well let down and clean cut,
plenty of bone below joint, hocks should not be sickle nor cow-hocked.
|Plenty of fine
hair at heels, all the fine hair except that at point of heel
may be cast in summer. Mane and tail are left to grow long.
||Walk, smart and
true. Trot well balanced all round, with good knee and hock action,
going well from the shoulder and flexing the hocks, not going
too wide nor near behind. Should show great pace and endurance,
bringing the hind legs well under the body when going.
||The Fell Pony
should be constitutionally as hard as iron and show good pony
characteristics with the unmistakable appearance of hardiness
peculiar to mountain ponies, and at the same time, have a lively
and alert appearance and great bone.