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The Dales Pony is native to the upper dales of North East England, and was bred specifically for the Pennine lead industry as a pack pony. Dales Ponies were also used as a work horse on small hill farms in the area and were almost wiped out when they served with the Army as pack and Mountain Artillery ponies due to their tremendous stamina, courage, intelligence and calm temperament. Today, the Dales Pony is a favourite for trekking and long distance riding, but also are popular in cross - country, performance classes, dressage and driving.

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