They are slightly smaller than the Section A Welsh Mountain (a more widely spread breed pony) standing at around 10 to 11 hands high, with a sturdy body, small ears shaped like sage leaves and big personalities! The Carneddau herd ranges over nearly 13,500 acres or 20 square miles of common between Bethesda, Llanfairfechan, Capel Curig and Conwy, which includes mountains over 3,000 feet high, bogs, cliffs, rocky slopes and lakes. The scenery is spectacular and the ponies know every inch of it. They are owned and managed by the Carneddau Pony Society - a group of farmers from Bethesda and Llanfairfechan who are supported through a management agreement with Natural Resources Wales that helps them to maintain the herd, grazing to benefit wildlife on the mountains, from Chough to Dung beetles.
Image size: 6720 x 4197, 16.97Mb | Camera details: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | Date uploaded: 14/01/2020