Kerry Bog Pony Etching ed. 5/20

  • Artist: Mary McGrath
  • Dimensions: 51 x 40 cm (20.1 x 15.7 inches)


These ponies survived in a small pocket of land in south Kerry where they had been used to take turf in from the bog and to carry seaweed to fertilise the fields.  They were identified as a distinct breed in the 1990s due to recent advances in DNA analysis.  By this time there were only six stallions and twenty mares known to exist.  Urgent conservation measures were taken and today there are around 150 breeding mares with around 60 foals being registered every year.  They make wonderful children’s ponies and can also be driven by adults when outgrown by the children.

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