Images of Wales
Wednesday 17 June 1998
Horses in the Welsh Landscape
Breconshire, Glamorgan, & Pembrokeshire
Photography by John Ball
November 1997 to June 1998
(with Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
While Wales is more famous for its sheep, horses also feature strongly in the Welsh landscape, as illustrated in these pictures, taken in the counties of Breconshire, Glamorgan, and Pembrokeshire.
Right: This horse was spotted grazing in
a field near Birchgrove in the City of
Above: For most of the year, Welsh mountain ponies roam free on their native hills.
These ponies were observed grazing in an upland region of the Brecon Beacons
National Park. Although small - up to 12 hands - these animals are strong and
were once used as pit ponies in the coal mines of Wales.
Above: Enjoying the sunshine in this lush meadow near Craig-y-nos Castle, Breconshire.
Above: Sheltering in the shade of an old tree (left) and a tiny Shetland pony (right).
The average height of a Shetland pony is only 1 metre (39 inches). These shots
were taken in Glyntawe, near the head of the Tawe Valley in Breconshire.
Above: Another warm afternoon near Craig-y-nos Castle, Breconshire.
Above: This fine animal was seen taking tourists on trips round the seaside resort of
Tenby in Pembrokeshire.