How would you describe the Fell Pony?
Versatile: Fell ponies can do anything! Perfect on trails, competitive in dressage, historically one of the best breeds you can find to put to a carriage, easily able to jump much higher than their height would suggest, intuitively very responsive to natural horsemanship techniques...the list goes on. All this combined with their natural beauty and hardiness.
Good Things Come in Small Packages: Fells have a top height of 14.0 HH, perfect for both adults and children. Their build and structure allows them to carry most any adult rider easily. Their shorter stature means they are very easy to work around, from a practical standpoint. No reaching to bridle! Easy keepers as well, they require less feed than a regular size horse, and usually do best on a diet of hay alone.
Personality Plus: I explain to people that "I originally bought Fells because of the way they looked, but I chose to breed Fells because of the way they think". Fells are very intelligent and are quick learners. They remember their lessons like no other breed. It is up to the trainer to teach them only good things! They are also one of the only breeds I've discovered that are truly looking for a partnership with their owners. This is why I rarely if ever have problems with Fells such as barn sour, herdbound, rearing or bucking. They just don't do it. They want to spend time with their people.
Worth Saving: After visiting England and being surrounded by the pony's natural environment, I have a true appreciation for what these ponies are about, why they move and think the way they do, and why they must continue to do so to remain true-to-type Fell ponies. The breed is considered endangered and the gene pool is small. I feel compelled to take part in their preservation.