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New Forest No 7

By tomcat    
One of the Shetland ponies, who share the forest and heathland with their larger cousins, plus donkeys and pigs, but that's another storyWink

Many thanks to Ron (Maiwand) & Ann (pluckyfilly). for their User awards given to yesterday's StagSmile
I must admit, I was rather pleased with it myselfGrin

Off to try and catch up with things, as yesterday was taken up with togging and Under 18's football


Tags: Dorset New forest Ponies Hampshire Shetland pony Wildlife and nature

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11 Nov 2013 7:16PM
Very nice image


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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 7:28PM
Brilliant capture, lovely lighting,

Ali SmileSmile
11 Nov 2013 7:30PM
Excellent capture!
11 Nov 2013 7:35PM
He is so like my little Fred. Lovely shot Adrian. I wonder what happened to his tail. Cathy
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
11 Nov 2013 7:36PM
The sun has brought out the rich colour of the coat.............GrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:12PM
Such a beauty Adrian - the colours are so intense. Smile

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:23PM
Lovely New Forest pony. Odd tail. Peter.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Nov 2013 8:29PM
I am not a horse person at all but his one is such a great photo and you have shown him in a light that is almost ginger tomcat colour Smile
so you have well deserved my UA
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:36PM
Cracking shot Ade.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:36PM
The Shetland ponies are such darlings, especially the young ones.
Another New Forest image that is beautifully taken, love the curve of the neck and mane, and the detail and colour in the winter coat.

In answer to Holmewood's question, to comply with the Verderers' Bye-Laws, the owners make payments to the Agisters, receipt of which is recognised by tail marking (cutting) for their ponies.
"No pony may be depastured (put out to graze) on the Forest unless it is branded with its owner’s mark. A fee must be paid every year for each animal, collected by the Agisters for the Court of Verderer's to use to defray the cost of supervising and controlling the animals. At present the marking fee is £20 and the Agisters mark the pony’s tail by cutting the long hair in his individual pattern as proof of payment".
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Nov 2013 8:40PM
A splendid shot of this chubby little chap, I like the rich chestnut colour of his coat which is enhanced by the sunlight. An interesting tale of the tail from Pamela
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:43PM
Thanks for sharing that most useful piece of info PamelaSmile
11 Nov 2013 8:49PM
That is so interesting. Cathy
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 8:54PM
Lovely shot, and what a beautiful pony
All round winner for me
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Nov 2013 9:03PM
This one so cute Adrian, some great info also.


JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 9:07PM
A beautiful little pony so well captured.
(A real shame about cutting the tail like that.)
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Nov 2013 9:37PM
What a beautiful and sturdy wee pony, Ade: lovely rich colouring in it's coat and good detail captured in this frame filling shot.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 10:42PM
Fascinating information by PamelaJean re the tail.
I thought he's been to a bad hairdresser!
Beautiful pony Adrian - their short rounded shape is so loavable.
11 Nov 2013 10:46PM
Gorgeous image.

Jenny Smile
11 Nov 2013 11:05PM
Brilliant capture!!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Nov 2013 5:32AM
A very rotund sheltie, Adrian, he has his winter coat ready for the cold months ahead Smile. Bright and breezy yesterday, reaching 23C, same forecast for today. Carol
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 7:35AM
These ponies have character, just look at that eye!
Well captured Adrian.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
12 Nov 2013 9:20AM
Great capture Adrian. This is just about the perfect picture book image of the Shetland. Reminds me of those superb 'Thirlwell' cartoons so beloved of the horse mad young girls ( my eldest daughter many years ago !!).GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
12 Nov 2013 12:01PM
A little beauty this one matey! Its no wonder you were so smitten with them. A cracking image. Lou
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 2:50PM
Great vcolours and detail here Adrian.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
12 Nov 2013 5:47PM
A beautiful capture

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