Dulmen Pony: Since 1850 a herd of feral ponies have lived in the Merfelder Bruch of North Rhine Westphalia under the protection of the Count of Croy. These Dulmen ponies are about 13.2 to 14hh tall. To improve the bloodline, several stallions from breeds which has similar characteristics were introduced to the herd. Those breeds were the English exmoor, Polish konik and the Huzules from the Carpathian mountains. Most of the Dulmen ponies today look very much like the exmoor or like the konik pony.
Dulmen's are mostly solid, with grulla being the dominant color.
To reduce the numbers of the herd, every year in May the horses are rounded up and many of the young stock are auctioned off.
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