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Exmoor Pony

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Exmoor Pony
Alternative Names: Celtic Pony

The Exmoor pony is an extremely old breed originating from England and found throughout Great Britain, the United States and Canada. A few semi-wild herds still exist today across the moorlands of Exmoor, in the southwest of Devon. They are a truly primitive breed being a direct descendant of it's primitive ancestors and has largely retained their original features, and has not been overinfluenced by other breeds.

Description: This pony is small and stock with primarily dark-bay, brown and dun colouring, and often with a mealy muzzle, eyes and belly. White markings are not found in this breed. It has a wide forehead and small ears, and it's eyes have a unique characteristic of protruding thick eyelids, often called "toad-like", which protect the eyes from rain and wind. It's legs are slender with small hard hooves. The mane and tail are thick and long.

Common Colours: Exclusively bay and seal brown, sometimes with dun, and often with pangare. No white markings are allowed.
Common Uses: Childs mount, driving.
Country of Origin: England
Dates of Origin: Thought to be many thousands of years old at least.
Current Status: Endangered

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Creation Przewalski Horse x Tarpan
Exmoor Pony breed wiki
Build Medium Light to Medium Heavy
Height 11.1h to 12.3 h (114cm to 130cm)
More Information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exmoor_pony
https://madbarn.ca/exmoor-pony-breed-profile/
https://livestockconservancy.org/herita ... moor-pony/
https://exmoorponysociety.org.uk/
https://www.rbst.org.uk/exmoor-pony

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I've finally managed to create an Exmoor pony. He doesn't meet any breed standards by far, but maybe he can be helpful for others working on the breed also. He's up for stud.


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i've got a bunch of second gens available for stud, will be up for 500$ 0 coi :)
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As someone who's lived in Devon all my life I'm pleased to see a breeding project for a breed so close to home :D I'm more familiar with the Dartmoor Pony, but recently I've noticed a herd of Exmoors being used for conservation grazing on a local heathland which is nice.

I have 3 Gen 1 stallions I'm happy to put up for stud for $500 (for use in this project only). Quote if you want to use one and I'll put him up for you :)

Not related to each other. 0% cOI. All from a different set of AC parents.

{DH} Sunset

5* Exmoor pony
11.3hh (may grow as only 3yrs old)
Pony-type, Medium
Wild Bay Dun, no white markings
Red Movement
Apart from colour, appearance-wise if his mane and tail were fuller he'd be perfect!

Starlight

5* Exmoor Pony
11.2hh (may grow as only 3yrs old)
Pony-type, Medium
Bay Dun, no white markings
Green balance, Red Movement
May be useful in breeding in green balance.

{DH} Twilight

5* Exmoor pony
12.1hh (may grow as only 3yrs old)
Horse-type, Medium
Bay Dun, no white markings
No coloured report comments
Nice long mane, though should be thicker. Too horse-type for real-life standards.
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Put a bunch up in sales for 1$for this project :) unrelated and 0 coi
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Re: Exmoor Pony

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I would like to offer up this guy for stud to the Exmoor Pony breeders:

・:✧:・ Donovan


While he's a grade horse, he's a good color and I think he has a decent conformation for one. Plus, he's from before white marking were added, so I don't think he has the genes for any white markings to breed out.

His flaws:
* Too tall (+4.0hh over standard)
* Too Horse Type (+3% Horse Type)
* Too high Point of Shoulder
* Too long ears
* Too thin hair.

Anyway, he's available at stud for cheap ($1!) if anyone would like him as an outcross prospect. While I mainly use this account for holding right now, I'll check in intermittently to make sure he has plenty of energy. :)
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Alice Keegan wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 11:40 pm I would like to offer up this guy for stud to the Exmoor Pony breeders:

・:✧:・ Donovan


While he's a grade horse, he's a good color and I think he has a decent conformation for one. Plus, he's from before white marking were added, so I don't think he has the genes for any white markings to breed out.

His flaws:
* Too tall (+4.0hh over standard)
* Too Horse Type (+3% Horse Type)
* Too high Point of Shoulder
* Too long ears
* Too thin hair.

Anyway, he's available at stud for cheap ($1!) if anyone would like him as an outcross prospect. While I mainly use this account for holding right now, I'll check in intermittently to make sure he has plenty of energy. :)
a grade horse won't count towards the 3 gens pure. he's also super way too tall and not in the right type :) he shows up as a 3* exmoor eval.
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Re: Exmoor Pony

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Ealesi wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 12:03 am a grade horse won't count towards the 3 gens pure. he's also super way too tall and not in the right type :) he shows up as a 3* exmoor eval.
My thought was moreso about using him as an outcross to get the color genes into the lines then breed back to "pure". As far as I'm aware, there's no way to get seal bay (listed in the common colors of Exmoors) without outcrossing at some point.

Neither Tarpans nor Przewalski's have seal brown genes to my knowledge.

Either way, feel free to not use him if you don't care about introducing the color — outcrossing and breeding back to pure to get specific features is a lot of work, especially trying to breed out undesired traits (as previously mentioned, I know he's too tall and a little too Horse type ;)).

He'll be up for a bit regardless and if no one wants to use him for the color genes — well, that's fine by me, too!
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Re: Exmoor Pony

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Outcrossing to other breeds and breeding back to pure is a great way to bring new genetics into a breed, especially in a case like getting seal brown into the Exmoor, great suggestion!
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Where is the love for Exmoor ponies?
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