I just discovered these beautiful little guys. I want to learn more about them. They are often incorrectly called Mini-Friesians because they do have a very striking resemblance to them. But their relation to Friesians is debatable. Some believe that they were influenced by breeding with Friesians back in Roman times but there is not much physical evidence to support that idea. The Fell Pony Society greatly discourages advertising Fell Ponies as Mini-Friesians. Though I have to admit that I was first attracted to the breed because they look so much like Friesians.
They come in Black, Grey, Brown and Bay.
I love this picture, This is a Fell next to a Friesian. They really do look a lot alike.
Fells are a British Native Pony breed. They are considered rare. I believe there are only about 6000 in the world and only about 200 or so in America.
Have any of you guys ever meet a Fell or do any of you own one?