The Lundy pony is a recent breed, developed on the island
of Lundy by using New Forest mares and an Arabian stallion. The Connemara and Welsh Mountain ponies
have had an influence on the breed, but it has otherwise stayed free of other breed influence. The
pony herd was moved in 1980 from the island to Cornwall and North Devon. Their breed society was
formed in 1984 and since then some of the mares and foals have been sent back to the island.
The island of Lundy provides a very harsh and unfriendly
environment, with extreme weather and poor grass. This has helped in making the Lundy very
tough and hardy, and an economical eater. They make wonderful children's ponies and are highly attractive
with good conformation and natural jumping ability.
They usually have fine heads with a well set and muscular
neck and nicely proportioned body, with a strong, compact back and good hindquarters. The chest
is deep and wide, with sloping shoulders and hard, sound legs. They are predominantly
liver chestnut, and do not stand
higher than 13.2 hh.
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