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Our stallions come with not only exceptional bloodlines but the physical attributes and manners that will ensure great breeding and the ability to excel in the show ring.
Each stallion has been chosen for the qualities needed for them to become Equine Assisted Therapy ponies.
What to look for
Fell Ponies vary a good deal in weight and size, so ponies can be found to carry almost any rider. The average height of the breed is 13.2 hands (54 inches, 137 cm), and the upper height limit for the breed is 14 hands (56 inches, 142 cm). Fell ponies werebred for the unforgiving mountainous environment of Cumbria in north-west England, so they are adaptable to almost any temperate climate.
The colours accepted in the breed are black, brown, bay, grey, and chestnuts (if both parents are registered). Piebalds, and skewbalds are not allowed. A star on the head and/or a small amount of white on or below the hind fetlock is acceptable. However, excess white markings are discouraged.
The Fell Pony should be hardy and show good pony characteristics, including 'strong flat bone'. It should exhibit intelligence and self-preservation considered common to British mountain and moorland pony breeds, and , at the same time, have a lively and alert attitude. The breed generally has a steady temperament.
The Fell Pony has regular gaits, noted for correct movement and is considered sure-footed in rough terrain.
Fell Ponies are reliable jumpers and agile which makes them useful for cross-country riding.
Fox Fell Pony Stud and Equine Assisted Therapy has been developed with over 35 years experience working with Fell Ponies and those affected with dementia . Our partners, Unique Homecare, deliver a new model of care that focuses on both stimulation and exercise . Equine Assisted Therapy builds a relationship between horse and human .
Fell Ponies and Equine Therapy for Adult Care
The use of horses in the field of therapy has been on the rise in recent years. An increasing number of programs now focus on the role of equine therapy in the treatment and management of mental and physical health disorders. Among the breeds of horses commonly used for therapy activities are Fell ponies. This paper explores the characteristics of Fell ponies and examines the role of these horses in equine therapy for adult care management.
Fell ponies are an indigenous breed found in Northern England, particularly in Cumbria, the Lake District. They are hardy, versatile and sturdy, with a unique gait that makes them ideally suited for riding and driving. Their thick, coarse coat protects them from cold, making them well-suited to live outdoors in any weather. They are intelligent, friendly, and have an excellent temperament, making them an attractive breed for therapy activities.
Equine therapy, also known as horse therapy or hippotherapy, is an experiential therapy program that involves horses. The therapy is beneficial for individuals with mental and physical disabilities, particularly in managing anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, and other conditions. Equine therapy programs utilize the bonds formed between clients and horses to enhance communication skills, psychosocial development, and behavioral modification.
Fell Ponies in Equine Therapy:
The personality and characteristics of Fell ponies make them an ideal partner for equine therapy. Their hardiness, gentleness, and easygoing nature are beneficial for individuals in need of care. Fell ponies are particularly useful for adults who are seeking emotional stability, personal growth, and communication skills improvement. The breed's unique gait makes it an excellent walking partner for clients who need physical therapy.
Equine therapy led by Fell ponies can offer excellent benefits for adult care management. The therapy program provides an opportunity for relaxation, observational skill-building, and improved self-esteem. It also offers a tactile experience, where clients get to pet and interact with the horse, which is an effective tool for anxiety management.
Equine therapy is an effective treatment method for various mental and physical health disorders, and Fell ponies are a breed that suits this approach well. The unique characteristics of the breed provide benefits for clients needing care, and their suitability as a walking partner makes them a useful tool for physical therapy. The personal growth and self-esteem benefits of the therapy program involving Fell ponies make it an excellent modality for adult care management. As such, it is a necessary area of research and intervention for mental and physical health professionals.
Angus is a yearling colt who on his debut showing took the Championship at the Royal Highland Show 2022. Angus has just been licensed as a Fell Pony Stallion he is a FIS carrier colour brown.
Geoff is our two year old Fell pony colt . Geoff is a licensed stallion who is FIS clear With an unusual grey colouring .
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