Kerry Bog Ponies

Fiona’s farm also includes The Carraig Aonair herd of Kerry-Bog ponies, they stand 11 hands high maximum (about 44 inches to the shoulder) and they are very clever and hardy little ponies. You might wonder what a Kerry pony is doing on a Cork island well..they originally came to farm so that Fiona’s niece and nephew could ride them when they were children but also  the Kerry pony was used on Cape in the past to do very light farm work and occasionally to pull a drag to transport groceries from the shop to home. The little hardy pony has long a history here and Fiona is very keen to preserve the living heritage of Ireland’s rare breeds. Some of her ponies have lovely names like Calypso, Jinx, Sapphire and Ré-Sheoid/Moonstone.