Dartmoor ponies are a unique breed, always open to improving via new bloodlines. Measuring about four feet, their small stature made them suitable for working in mines. When the mines closed, they were free to roam. Having been domesticated, they were set free. After living in the moors of the south of England, these ponies are tough and strong. Picking up side jobs of escorting prisoners, Dartmoors are well-mannered and dependable. These qualities make them an excellent choice for a child's mount, or even an adult's.