One of many free-roaming ponies and horses on the Gower peninsula near Swansea. There is a small herd of this type browsing on the headland near Rhossili village on the way to the coast guard look-out. I wish I knew what breed they are. They are magnificent beasts, much heavier and hairier than the ponies you normally see. Some of them are in foal or have recently foaled.

Pale heavy horse grazing on cliff top at Rhossili

4 Replies to “Gower Horses 1”

  1. I am not certain what it is but I thought it was a deformed upper lip caused by grazing short turf on stony ground. I wonder what others think of it. It is certainly strange..

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  2. From looking at pictures on the internet, I would guess they have a lot of Shire horse DNA in them. But I hasten to add that I am not a horse person, so just a guess based on pictures. Certainly must be a cool sight to see them wild.

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  3. Thank you, John. Whatever they are, they are quite an attraction and fascinating to watch, There seems to be loads of pictures of them on-line and people are saying that it is difficult to pull themselves away. They are really gentle and you can get very close – except if they have a foal. They just ignore everyone.

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