Welsh Mountain Ponies – Black Mountains, Wales

Hay-on-Wye is on the northeast border of the Brecon Beacons national park here in Wales.  Though slightly confusingly, the Brecon Beacon mountains are further west, with the Black mountains being the range here in the east.   Welsh mountain ponies roam the wild grassy hillsides and mountains and can be quite friendly as they try to discover whether your clothing or camera is edible.  My camera lens was completely fogged by horse breath on numerous occasions as I was trying to photograph them.

Wild Welsh mountain pony, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons national park, Wales

Wild Welsh mountain pony, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons national park, Wales

Wild Welsh mountain pony, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons national park, Wales

Wild Welsh mountain pony, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons national park, Wales

Wild Welsh mountain pony, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons national park, Wales

Wild Welsh mountain pony, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons national park, Wales

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  1. Dawn Kelly says:

    Wow! I’ve been trawling the net looking for pictures of Welsh mountain ponies to help me with a story I’m writing – yours are the best by far that I’ve seen. I hope you don’t mind me doing some rough sketches from them? The boy in my story is mute, but likes to draw – and he forms a friendship with a wild pony on the Brecon Beacons. I hope do illustrate the book with a few of the boy’s drawings.
    Great photos – well done you!
    Dawn

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