Animals + Wildlife Kerry Bog Pony
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Copyright: JL2003
Image Size: 1024 x 768    Uploaded on: 26/02/2008
County: Kerry   Rating: 

Licence: Creative Commons Licence

The Kerry Bog Pony is a draft pony breed originating in Ireland, and traditionally used for hauling peat fuel from bogs, as well as for general draught work on small holdings. It is smaller than, and distinct in appearance from, Ireland's more widely known Connemara pony. The breed almost vanished during the twentieth century, declining to as few as 40 known members. Kerry Ponies are kept at the Bog Village. The aim is to save them from extinction and, by breeding them, to increase their numbers in Kerry and further afield.

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