In 2017 the genetics of the pony herds on the commons of Dartmoor were analysed by the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, a world-class, teaching and research institute.
Click HERE to see the genetics report.
Research Scientists specializing in conservation grazing, genetics and animal behaviour from Chester and Aberystwyth Universities explain why Dartmoor Hill Ponies are central to the biodiversity and landscape, traditions and culture, as well as tourism of Dartmoor.
Click HERE to see Biological Conservation article.
A further project analysing the genetics of the semi-wild Dartmoor Hill Pony began Autumn 2020. Click HERE if you would like to learn more about the first stage of the project: