Rugged, thrifty, sure-footed… Certain characteristics spring to mind at the mention of native ponies. These qualities, honed through centuries of hard, physical work and exposure to the toughest environments, have made our home-grown ponies popular around the globe.
But are modern-day animals as hale and hearty as their ancestors? We asked veterinary experts to outline the state of our natives’ health and to highlight the challenges they face…
Native pony breeds