~”The Pit Pony” Sculpted by Mick Petts In South Wales, England~

All photo credits: Steve Brockett

~Sultan The Pit Pony~

Location: Parc Penallta, Caerphilly, Wales, England

Artist: Mick Petts

Year Constructed: 1996

“Sultan The Pit Pony” was created by Mick Petts in 1996, is the largest earth sculpture in England. The enormous piece of art is made of more than 60,000 tons of coal shale, stone, earth and is 650 feet long. You can climb it to access views of the surrounding woods, grasslands, marsh and trails.

There was once a coal mine in the area that a pit pony named Sultan worked in. The ponies were commonly used to haul tubs of coal in underground mines from the mid-18th century until the mid-20th century. The last pit pony was retired in 1999.
 

Hope you all enjoyed seeing a different form of art!

Shya

Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !

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