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Connemara Ponies

Observed: 9th July 2009 By: deKatdeKat’s reputation in MammalsdeKat’s reputation in Mammals
IMG 1532
Description:

Spotted wild in the Connemare National Park

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Connemara Ponies
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 1 Person
    • the naturalist man
      The Mammal SocietyYorkshire Naturalists' Union
      Mammals expert
Species interactions

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Comments

wek6's picture

Connemara Ponies

They are lovely.Are they truly wild or owned as the New Forest Ponies are, but allowed to roam free?
Wendy Knight

deKat's picture

No, they are truly wild, and

No, they are truly wild, and roam free in the countryside - beautiful!

the naturalist man's picture

Connemara Ponies

Connemara Ponies are large ponies being 12-14 hands (120 - 145cm). This is at the maximum height for a pony, 14.2 hands (147cm).

Sorry to disappoint but the ponies in the National Park are introduced and managed by the Connemara Pony Breeders Society.

For more information visit the National park web site:

http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/wildlife.html

Graham Banwell

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deKat's picture

Sorry, didn't realise this-

Sorry, didn't realise this- we were led to believe otherwise by those we were staying with! Thanks for letting me know