Extremely powerful , the Dales is , relative to its size, one of the most porter double - ponies in its class. This double pony is more robust than the Fell and his gait is more distinguished. As character rather reasonable , quiet and hard-working , it is suitable for children and adults. However , even if they are " double - ponies that children can not forget," you must know that their power requires sophisticated riders and it is not recommended to assign only for children beginners. However, they are ideal for experienced children.
Like its close cousin the Fell, the Dales is often bai - brown or black. Bay dress and gray dress are relatively rare ( there are only two copies dappled gray in France). Whitelists head are not desired . Only tolerated a white star (also called " ball "). The white markings , only on posterior , must not exceed fetlocks. Powerful and durable, as an adult , he measure between 1,44m and 1,47m maximum and weights about 450 kilos.
The Dales can also be distinguished by other criteria :
- A fine head with a straight profile or slightly concave and a wide front , typically double pony "(although many fans consider him more like a horse full )
- By large eyes and small beautifully arched inward ears,
- By its neck which is not too long , but thick ,
- By its well defined withers ,
- By its short back mingling with broad and muscular back,
- Its ample and oblique croup ,
- By its short legs , strong and muscular, by the forelock , mane and tail that are provided long hairs ,
- By his pasterns that are covered with silky hairs ( baleen ) and his hooves , horn lasts , which are of a bluish color characteristic .