National Geographic : 1946 Jan
England's Wild Moorland Ponies Sold! The Auctioneer's Cry Ends the Freedom of an Exmoor Pony Each October wild horses of the Devon and Somerset moors are rounded.up and carted off to Bampton Fair. Buyers bid them in at prices ranging from $12 for a 6-month foal to $60 for a full-grown animal. Iuropean Pampered and Petted Shetlands Eye Their Cousins Arriving from the Moors Smaller than Exmoor ponies, Shetlands, too, are sold at Bampton. Although Americans know them mostly as pets, Britons use Shetlands for a variety of draft purposes. America has seen few Exmoor ponies.