Fell ponies are a rare breed originating from Cumbria in England. Being extremely strong & intelligent they are suitable for driving, dressage, jumping and both adults and children can ride them. I used to own one & jumped 3 feet on him no problem. Photo: Greenbeck Fell Pony Stud
The Fell pony shares its origins with the now-extinct Galloway pony which was also the root of the Dales pony. It is believed to have originated on the border between England and Scotland, quite probably pre-dating Roman times. The Fell Pony Society makes no claims about any input from imported Roman war stallions being crossed with these ponies.
Fell Pony. Originating from Cumbria in the North of England, the Fell Pony is a close relative of the Dales Pony and makes a good friding and driving pony. It has pony-like features with a pretty head and is noted for its agility and sure-footedness.
One of the classic native breeds of England, the Fell Pony is noted for its hardiness, courage and adaptability. Its docile temperament makes it popular with riding and trekking stables, and it is also well suited for driving, is a creditable jumper and has the ability to trot for long distances at a steady speed.Google Image Result for http://www.horsebreedsinfo.com/images/Fell_Pony2.jpg