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British Spotted Ponies have been known to exist sincernprehistoric times - they appear in cave paintings in France dating back aroundrn20,000 years and have also featured in Egyptian pictures dating from 1400 BC.rnThey were at one time feral in the British Isles and their spotted coat patternrnwas their natural camouflage as they roamed the heaths and forests of ancientrnBritain. rnrn 

rnrnThrough history Spotted Ponies have been regarded asrnsomewhat magical and mystical and were subsequently highly regarded by Royaltyrnand noblemen. During Roman times, some of the mounts of the more importantrnOfficers were spotted horses of great elegance; and during the dark ages manyrnspotted Ponies were sent as gifts between the Royal Families of Europe.rnrn 

rnrnAfter World War II there was a great awakening of interestrnin spotted horses. Many of which were exported to Australia, America, Canada,rnand Europe. In 1947 the British Spotted Horse and Pony Society was formed tornkeep a register. However during the 1960s and 1970s they became relatively rarernand in 1976, the Society split with the ponies of 14.2hh and under being lookedrnafter by the British Spotted Pony Society, while the bigger ones werernregistered with British Appaloosa Society.

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