The Lundy Pony
Up to 13.2hh
Dun, grey, roan, bay, palomino, and liver chestnut.
Body is strong, with compact back and good hindquarters. There should be good depth through the chest, with well sloped shoulder. Neck should be muscular, head should be neat and fine.
Legs should be short, with ample flat dense bone.
The Lundy is a fairly recent breed of pony compared to his British neighbours.
First developed in 1928, when a group of New Forest mares and a Thoroughbred stallion were taken to the island to establish a breed. Over the years the breeding programme has seen other breeds such as Welsh Pony and Connemara introduced to the herd.
The ponies had to survive a very harsh climate and poor grazing. The cliff top moorland plateau on the Isle of Lundy has resulted in a very tough hardy type of pony. Quite often if a pony was required on the mainland, they would be swam over, towed along behind a boat.
The Lundy herd was moved back to Cornwall in 1980, and four years later a breed society was established. Since then a number of mares and foals have been sent back to the island.
The Lundy pony of today is an attractive, versatile pony of good nature, which makes them a popular choice of childs pony.
1928 - Foundation stallion and mares taken to Lundy Island.
1980 - Lundy Herd moved back to Cornwall.
1984 - Lundy Pony Breed Society formed.
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