Eriskay ponies are the last surviving remnants of the original native ponies of the Western Isles of Scotland. They have ancient Celtic and Norse connections and Eriskays have been proven by measurement to be of similar proportions to those found on ancient Pictish stones throughout the North and West of Scotland. They have been selectively bred over centuries to produce a gentle, kind natured pony that loves to be around people.
They are currently on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust critical list as there are less than 300 mares in the world. This makes them rarer than the Giant Panda!
Although the breed make fantastic children\'s ponies they are little known across the UK. If the National Pony Society, the British Show Pony Society and Ponies (UK) were to recognise the Eriskay Pony as a native British breed, eligible for British Mountain & Moorland classes this would make a huge difference to the popularity of the Eriskay, thereby securing the future of these precious ponies.
Please sign the petition which I will be forwarding to all the aforementioned societies. Help save the Eriskay Pony!
For more information on the Eriskay Pony please see http://www.eriskaypony.com/
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