Thursday, October 24, 2013
14 hands, nearly a thousand pounds, and a neck as thick as a Percherons and they call the Fell a "pony". I guess he is compared to larger drafts of the British Isles like Clydesdales, Shires, and the Suffolk Punch but I still cringe sometimes when people call Merlin a "pony". He's a far cry from a little saddle Welsh or shetland. But I suppose labels don't really matter. What matters is the work and the joy of the animal and in those terms, Merlin is a focrce to be reckoned with. He is magic to me. A lot of magic. And while his breed may be down in the books as a pony he's still tougher than most who share the name.