THE WELSH PONY
DESCRIBED IN TWO LETTERS
TO A FRIEND
OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN
BOSTON: PRINTED PRIVATELY
FOR CHARLES A. STONE:
While living in Devon about a year
ago, I first became acquainted with the Welsh pony and
found great pleasure in riding and driving with my
children through the charming lanes and by-ways of
I was so fortunate as to have at that
time an attractive little gray mare which was loaned to
me by a friend who was spending the winter in France.
This little mare, partly Welsh, was so cheerful and
friendly, and seemed so much to enjoy our excursions
into the country, that I felt sorry to leave her behind
when I left Devon.
The following spring, at the London
Horse Show, I saw some splendid specimens of
thoroughbred Welsh mountain ponies ridden by children,
and my wife and I were so attracted by them that we
determined to get four or five and bring them to
America. Later during the same season, at the Royal
Agricultural Show, which is the best fair of its kind in
the world, I saw many splendid ponies of the Welsh
breed, and had an opportunity to find out more
particularly about them.
trip to Wales was then planned with a view of visiting
the ponies on their native hills and arranging with some
owners and breeders to help me select a small herd for
shipment to Boston. On this trip I found the Welsh
country so charming and the ponies so attractive and so
different from any ponies I had...................