Today we offer a Dun Highland pony hitched to an ore cart. Ponies were often used for mining because of their superior strength and small size. It was a very hard life for these little workers, and life expectancy was only half of a normal horse. Conditions were dirty, poorly ventilated, dark, mine shafts underground for the most part, and if a horse was injured he could wind up as table fare for the miners. 100_1328.jpg100_1329.jpg100_1330.jpg This little dun will never see underground, and I promise not to eat him, ever, but he will remind us of this part of world history