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Articles by Jennifer von Geldern for DiscoverHorses.com - Expert advice on horse care and horse riding

Jennifer von Geldern for DiscoverHorses.com

Welsh Mountain Pony by Sam Savitt

Welsh Mountain Pony

The Welsh Pony is one of the most popular pony breeds ever developed. Today, they are known for smooth, graceful movement and athletic ability, and have been used to improve many other breeds. They are excellent for pleasure riding and for many show disciplines under saddle and in harness. They?re particularly favored as children?s show hunters and jumpers, dressage, and eventing mounts.

Icelandic Pony by Sam Savitt

Icelandic Pony

Icelandics are the only breed in Iceland and have been bred pure in that country for more than 1,000 years. They are survivors ? for centuries they?ve overcome their homeland?s harsh weather, starvation, and even a volcanic eruption that killed most of their population a few hundred years ago.