Page 15, 30th August 1935

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Page 15, 30th August 1935 — ARMY EXPERIMENTS WITH DARTMOOR PONIES Better than Mules
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ARMY EXPERIMENTS WITH DARTMOOR PONIES Better than Mules

An experiment with rartmoor ponies as pack animals was recently carried out by the Devon and Cornwall Infantry brigade, T.A., in camp at Corfe Castle.

The ponies, says an official report, were found useful in carrying supplies of small arm ammunition in an attack over country impracticable for mechanised transport.

They have the advantage over mules in their small size, their willingness and being able to live on the country.

The pack sadles used were copied from the old pattern common in England centuries ago, when roads were few and bad, and pack-horses were almost the only means of transport.




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