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The Faroese Pony

August 30, 2019

The Faroe Ponies are altogether 85 individuals in the world. And all of them are here in the Faroe Islands.
There were more than 800 of them in the middle of the 19th century- -but they were replaced by bigger horses and stronger machines. Most farmers concluded that the breed couldn’t be used anymore. And the Faroe pony was deselected leading to that- -in the end of the 1960’s there were only five individuals left. The breed is endangered today. Until we have 200 individuals it can’t be considered safe. But there are many people working with increasing the number of individuals. So we’re optimistic about the future. The future of the Faroe Pony actually looks quite bright. And I would say that it is also thanks to the efforts of NordGen.

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