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Gill writes regarding the proposal of registration of Connemara ponies by the Polo Pony Society.
Cecil states his preference for the Barra pony ' 'Mais', although he is also interested in 'the Jumping Connemara' pony. He enquires about the ancestry of 'the Gondal mare' in relation to her colouring and mentions the colouring of the foals belonging to mutual acquaintances.
Cecil writes that he will get his mares home with 'Duchess' and 'En Labi' from Dumfries. He reports that he has now caught the Connemara stallion which he is happy to exchange for Ewart's grey. His guinea pig experiments crossing a red with a brown have produced one curious result but the rest are uninteresting.
Hayes requests photographs of Connemara ponies for the third edition of Points of the Horse which he is preparing.
Hayes thanks Ewart for his article on Connemara ponies and agrees with his notion that the breed is no longer pure, having seen examples in Galway that winter. He is reminded that as a boy he had seen a distinct breed of Kerry pony, which has now become extinct. He adds that the Batak or Deli pony is fast losing its distinctiveness due to excessive breeding with Arab ponies.
Byrne enquires how Ewart wishes the pony yearling to be sent to him and asks him to delay deciding on a sire for his mare until Ewart has seen the yearling. He encourages Ewart to try to get all the medals he can for Connemara ponies at the forthcoming Polo Pony Society show.
Byrne reports that there is no progress concerning the Connemara ponies and that the 'Department' in Ireland are sending Hackney and Welsh cobs despite the fact that crossing a Hackney with a Connemara pony was a failure. He enquires after the 'new arrangement' between the University of Edinburgh and the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College.