As pits grew deeper and thicker seams were worked, ponies
were used for moving tubs underground.
The commons are now home to about 500 ponies
and colts with the majority of the animals abandoned by their owners.
The other ponies
are Aurora Borealis, Briar, Maygold, Milkyway, Silver Lining and Tippet They are all pedigree Shetland ponies
, a breed commonly used throughout the coalfield.
Preserving them is even more crucial after this year's snowstorms led to the death of many of the animals - when it was estimated nearly half the total number of Carneddau ponies
were wiped out.
Preserving the genetic resource provided by the Carneddau ponies
is now crucial since recent snow storms led to the death of many of these animal.
Vohra gave away cheques worth 30,000 rupees to about 80 pony owners who had lost their horses and ponies
during the pilgrimage.
After giving chase, she managed to contain one of the ponies
in the front garden of her home in Verulam Close.
are often overworked and owners have little knowledge of how to look after them or how to treat them when they get sick or are injured.
The cross-party petitions committee agreed to write to ministers seeking "assurances" that pit ponies
would not be allowed if mines reopened.
will even respond to player voices in the DS version when they talk into the microphone.
Do you know there are nearly 100 different breeds of ponies
and that there is one called the Zemaitukas or Hokkaido pony?
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