I don't really know much about Dales ponies, I want to learn more about them too. But for some reason I'm more drawn to Fells, not sure why since they are very similar breeds.
That first pony did indeed come from Wish Upon a Ster. I've checked out there website before and even considered interning with them (decided to go somewhere else for basic Dressage training first). They really focus more on Friesians, they don't have very many Fells (actually, I can't find ANY fells on their website except for the one in the video which they have already sold... I think his name is Hinter). Don't get me wrong, I love friesians! I'd love to own one someday but I don't think I'd want to breed them. Ponies are my thing. I found another place in Wisconsin that breeds fells and offers an internship program. I may go there after I finish up the internship program I'm doing this year.
WildHearts, I'm glad you like Fell Ponies too. They are great all around ponies and they are more than able to carry adult men, so I think it would be perfect for your husband (plus you could play around with it to
) Just keep in mind that even though they look like Friesians they are NOT Friesians. They may be related way back there but they have very different characteristics. Have you checked out the Fell Pony Society of North America website yet? If not, go look around :)