About Fell Pony Horses
Fell horses are considered very hardy and strong. Fell
horses come from England, primarily in the Lake District areas but they can be
found in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, and France. They are generally used
for riding and harness work. Some of them have very distinct markings, such as
a white star or black marking on their heads. They are simple to upkeep since
they can reside in warm or cold climates. They also do not require many
supplies to be maintained for most of the day.
They are closely related to Dales horses and were founded
upon the Pennine Pony styles. Pennine versions were quite popular for many
decades in England, and once the Romans moved into the territories, they were
cross bred to other breeds including Friesian horses. Fell horses are slightly
bigger than the traditional Pennine horses, making them more comfortable for
larger passengers. In those times, the Vikings would utilize those horses for
pulling sledges, sheep herding, and transporting goods.
Fell horses are considered very lively and fun at heart. They
are generally around fourteen hands tall. They have a chiseled head with a
moderate crest. Additionally, they have sloping shoulders and a very strong
back as well. They are bred in black, browns, gray, and bay. Their hindquarters
are squared off and powerful. Their legs are full of bone and have excellent
joints, muscular loins, and a very well built back that is excellent for
carrying and pulling.