Well Faye, your posts confirm what I said earlier - little beauties aren't they.
At a recent dressage competition there were several tall, long legged warmblood types which were attracting admiring glances. Suddenly through the entrance of the warm up arena came a sturdy Fell (or Dales) - I couldn't take my eyes of the chap. He didn't get into the places, but that was perhaps his rider's inexperience but he showed his best with his paces and his impulsion.
I personally don't have a lust for a 17 hand hunter - the rider has to keep dodging all those low branches and the attractive Welshies these days are mostly full of fire and brimstone.
Thanks for the info on the breed. I hear they fetch good money these days.