Connemara Pony


Episode #14

Featured Horse:
Aille Toronto. Connemara Gelding.
Filmed with Willie Leahy at Dartfield Equestrian. Loughrea, Ireland.

 

Rocky, barren, mountainous terrain, craggy, lunar-scaped strands, pounded by the tide and storms of the Atlantic. Endless desolate moors and bogs. This is the area of Western Ireland known as Connemara, which lends its name to its indigenous pony breed.

Over the centuries in the ruggedness of their western Irish environment, the Connemara developed its prized qualities of hardiness, agility and extraordinary jumping ability.
— The International Museum of the Horse

 

Want to learn more about the breed? Check out this breed video:


 
 

Alyssa Mathews