This wild and shaggy pony breed
Has now become the landscape
A moving symbol of the park
And all you’ll ever need.
A grown and wilder family pet
That runs whenever called
With sharp and bolting backward jumps
Unframe our ruled mind-set.
This beast that roams the seasons free
Shakes off the snow and rain
And eats whatever blades it wants
And lets the other roamers be.
Its bite and kicking natural charm
Disturbing when disturbed
It plays with its own mongrel kind
It owns the lands we will not farm.
Our National Park that does not speak
Our Dartmoor darting pony
It plants its flag of truth and truce
Explore and take a peek.
The Dartmoor Pony is an iconic breed of pony that lives on Dartmoor England. They are a native breed of pony. Despite being wild, Dartmoor ponies have a kind temperament, being reliable, gentle, and calm.
Dartmoor Ponies been on Dartmoor for centuries, domesticated since 1500 BC, which is when the archeological remains have been dated to. The Native species were in Southern Britain around 3500BC. The first written account is from 1012 AD.
Dartmoor is a particularly hardy breed with excellent stamina.
The Dartmoor Pony was used in medieval times for carrying heavy loads of tin from the mines across the moor and many were used in the World Wars.
All Limited Edition Prints are signed by Francis Salvesen - Printed as Gicleé Prints Printed with pigment based inks on high quality archival Hahnemühle Photo Rag