One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pony of a small hardy breed, typically bay, brown, or dun in colour with a light muzzle.
- ‘They now run the rare breed farm, which is home to more than 100 animals; a number of Exmoor ponies, Dexter cattle, and five breeds of rare pedigree pigs and Irish moiled cattle.’
- ‘We saw the Exmoor ponies, wild, shy, small and hairy and here to eat the rank vegetation.’
- ‘The society was formed in 1921 and the rules make it clear that the method of identifying Exmoor ponies shall be by hot-iron branding.’
- ‘They may be more than 300 miles from their traditional home but six Exmoor ponies are helping to preserve the rich diversity of meadows on the Yorkshire Wolds.’
- ‘I have loaned horses all my life - I started out with a little 12.2hh Strawberry Roan Exmoor pony called Wally.’
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