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DALES PONY SOCIETY
Secretary: Mrs Jo Ashby
Green Farm, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 4GH
Telephone and Fax: 01629 640439 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Height - The preferred height range is 14 hands. (142.2 cms) to 14.2 hands (146.2 cms)
Colour & Markings - Black, Brown, a few grey and bay and occasionally roan. A white star and/or snip on the head. White fetlocks on the hind legs only. Mismarked ponies will be downgraded to the grading-up register
Head - Neat and pony like, showing no dish. Broad between the eyes, which should be bright and alert. Pony ears slightly incurving. Long foretop of straight hair down the face
Neck - Strong and of ample length. Stallions should display a bold outlook with a well-arched crest. Throat and jaws clean-cup. Long flowing mane.
Shoulders - Well-laid, long, sloping shoulders with well-developed muscles. Withers not too fine
Body - Short coupled and deep through the chest, with well sprung ribs
Loins & Hindquarters - Hindquarters deep, lengthy and powerful. Second thighs well developed and very muscular. Tail well set on, not high, with plenty of long straight hair reaching the ground
Hind Legs - Broad, flat and clean. Well let down with plenty of dense flat bone below
Fore Legs - Set square. Short and very muscular with broad, well developed knees
Feet, Legs & Joints - The very best of feet and legs with flexible joints, showing quality with no coarseness. The cannons should display 8" - 9½" o flat flinty bone and well defined tendons. Pasterns should be nicely sloping and of good length. Ample silky feather on the heels. Large, round feet, open at the heels with well developed frogs
Action - Clean, high, straight and true. Going forward on "all fouts" with tremendous energy. The knee and hock are lifted, the hindlegs flexed well under the body for powerful drive
General Character - A strong active pony, full of quality and spirit. Alert, high couraged, intelligent and kind