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New Forest Ponies were named after a region in southernrnEngland, New Forest. Their exact origin is unknown but ponies have lived in thernarea for many centuries. During the 18th century the Thoroughbred stallionrnMarske, father of the famous race horse Eclipse, served New Forest mares. Inrnthe mid-19th century one of Queen Victoria's Arabian stallions was allowed tornrun with the New Forest herd. Hackney blood was also introduced. The crossrnbreeding added to the pony's size but was harmful to the true pony element.

rnrnIn order to correct the situation stallions of other nativernbreeds including Dales, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Fell, Highland, and Welsh Mountainrnponies were crossed with the New Forest. The result was a tough, sure footedrnpony, with a free, straight action and a pleasant temperament, well adapted tornthe harsh environment. Many New Forests are still running free in their nativerncountry where they survive on meager, low quality food supply. In England thernNew Forest Commoners have an annual round-up of their herd to select ponies tornbe sold with the remaining stock returned to the forest.

rnrnIn 1891 the Society for the Improvement of New Forest Poniesrnwas founded. The first studbook was published in 1910 by the Burley andrnDistrict New Forest Pony and Cattle Breeding Society. Since 1960 the New ForestrnPony Breeding and Cattle Society has published the studbook. New Forest Poniesrnare also popular in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

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