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By: Catie Leary on July 5, 2016, 7:02 a.m.
Feral Welsh ponies

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Welsh mountain pony

Welsh Mountain ponies are just one member of a larger group of closely related equines known as the Welsh Pony and Cob. All of these breeds originate in Wales long before the rise of the Roman Empire.

The Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A of the breed group) likely descended from a prehistoric Celtic pony, and while many have been domesticated, there is still a herd of nearly 200 individuals roaming the Carneddau hills of Snowdonia, Wales.