Welsh pony sculpture, Llandudno Junction
This bronze sculpture was created by Sally Matthews and unveiled by Jane Hutt AM, Business and Budget Minister, on 17 June 2010. It represents the ponies of various kinds which graze in the uplands of Wales, helping to prevent scrub and gorse over-running wildlife habitats. Farmers have long used Welsh mountain ponies for breeding, producing ponies renowned for their strength and endurance.
The pony is particularly significant for this area because Conwy Mountain, just over the estuary, is part of the extensive territory of the Carneddau ponies, which are thought to have roamed northern Snowdonia for thousands of years. They continue to lead largely feral lives, with help from local farmers.
Sally Matthews chose the pony for her sculpture after talking to local people and visiting schools. The sculpture, near the Welsh Government office, is outside the perimeter fence and can be viewed by the public at any time.
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