Eastern Pennines, Northern England
Low, critically endangered
Mostly black, brown, gray, bay, and roan.
Pony-like. Broad between the eyes, bright and alert eyes, slightly curved ears. Strong, well-arched neck with flowing mane. Short-coupled body, deep chest, well-arched ribs. Long, well-muscled hind legs, strong hocks, low-set tail with abundant, straight feathering. Short, very muscular front legs with broad, well-developed knees. Large, round hooves with well-developed horn. Cannon circumference of over 20 cm.
Alert, courageous, intelligent, and friendly. Additionally, robust, easy to keep, great endurance, reliable, well-balanced, ideal for children.
Originally used as pack horses for lead mining, today primarily for riding (trail riding, long-distance riding, dressage, eventing) and driving. Excellent as a carriage horse.
Agile, fast, good surefootedness, even temperament, great endurance.